|Developer(s)||Namco Bandai Studio|
|Release dates||JP 30 October 2013|
EU/NA 7 November 2013
|Series||Wii Sports series|
|Distribution||SpotPass, Nintendo eShop|
|Predecessor||Wii Sports Resort|
Wii Sports Club is the third installment of the Nintendo series Wii Sports, released as downloadable software for the Wii U. It consists of HD remakes of the individual sports from the 2006 Wii launch title, Wii Sports, which can be purchased individually or rented for a period of time.
- Japan: October 30, 2013
- Europe and North America: November 7, 2013
- Australia: November 8, 2013
- Japan: 17 July, 2014
- North America: 25 July, 2014
- Europe: 11 July, 2014
Similarly to Wii Sports, players use the Wii Remote to mimic movements made during various sports. However, the game requires the use of Wii MotionPlus, unlike the original but similarly to its sequel Wii Sports Resort, in order to refine the controls and enhance the gameplay, such as the ability to perform specific tennis shots including topspin and slice, which were absent from the original. Players are able to join different 'clubs' representing various regions across the world, and compete online with other members of the club.  Players are locked into their chosen club for 24 hours, in order to create a closer sense of community. Players are ranked within their clubs, and clubs are able to compete with and be ranked against other clubs. Miiverse communication is also supported, and players can communicate in-game using preset messages and drawings from the Wii U GamePad . Some of the sports also feature ideas from a concept video shown at E3 2011 when the Wii U was first unveiled. During golf, the GamePad can be placed on the floor to display the ball on the ground, using a Wii Remote to swing over it.
The first screenshots and gameplay videos were shown, along with various details about new features to the sports. It was detailed that the game will launch with bowling and tennis, with others from Wii Sports to be released at a later date. All sports can be either rented for a 24-hour period in a 'Day Pass' or individual sports can be purchased outright for a higher price. A free 24-hour trial will be offered following initial download and installation of the software, after which the fees will be required. The game will be released exclusively on the Nintendo eShop, with no announcement of a retail release, as a push of Nintendo's digital distribution strategy, with some ideas compared to Wii Fit U.
- Bowling: Released October 30, 2013 in Japan, in Europe and North America on November 7, 2013, and in Australia and New Zealand on November 8, 2013. It is played almost identically to its appearance in Wii Sports Resort.
- Tennis: Released October 30, 2013 in Japan, in Europe and North America on November 7, 2013, and in Australia and New Zealand on November 8, 2013. Tennis is also played very similarly to in Wii Sports.
- Golf: Released worldwide in December 18, 2013. The core gameplay is similar, although nine new holes are added and dubbed as the Lakeside course. Players can choose Resort, Lakeside, or Classic holes to play on.
- Baseball: Released June 26, 2014 in North America and June 27, 2014 in Japan and Europe. The gameplay is similar on the batting standpoint, but the Wii U GamePad is used to pitch.
- Boxing: Released June 26, 2014 in North America and June 27, 2014 in Japan and Europe.
|Wii Sports - Wii Sports Resort - Wii Sports Club|
Wii Fit - Wii Fit Plus - Wii Fit U
Wii Play seriesWii Play - Wii Play: Motion
Wii PartyWii Party - Wii Party U
OthersWii Chess - Wii Music
ControllersWii Remote - Nunchuk - Wii U GamePad - Wii U Pro Controller
SoftwareSoftware and services - Miiverse - Nintendo Network - Virtual Console - Nintendo eShop - Nintendo TVii
GamesNintendo Land - Wii Fit U - Wii Sports Club - Wii Party U - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U