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Wii Sports Club – baseball/boxing out on June 27 in Europe, retail release on July 11

Posted on June 4, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

Much like Japan, Nintendo has announced plans to bring out a retail version of Wii Sports Club in Europe featuring all five sports. This will launch on July 11, Nintendo has confirmed.

Additionally, the final two sports from Wii Sports Club – baseball and boxing – are due out individually on June 27.

Here’s an overview of both new sports:

In Baseball, the use of the Wii Remote Plus controller enables novice hitters and expert sluggers alike greater control and precision when going for that all-important home run. In the field, pitching is performed by holding the GamePad upright, with the action taking place in first-person view. Different types of pitch can be selected to attempt to bamboozle the batsman, but it’s down to you to adjust the power and aim of your throw. If the opponent does manage to return your pitch, try to keep the centre of the GamePad aimed at the ball, as a catching opportunity may even come your way…

With Boxing, bobbing and weaving your way to victory is now more fun and challenging than ever before, with players able to use one Wii Remote Plus controller in each hand to allow for more precise offensive and defensive manoeuvres. Before you enter the ring and represent your regional club online however, don’t forget to hone your technique by taking on Skill Shaper challenges such as Speed Bag, which requires players to keep an eye on an overhead display and pull off the right punches in the order instructed, or Pro Puncher, where players must use speed and accuracy to smash targets that appear in front of them.

Those who download Wii Sports Club for the launches of baseball and boxing on June 27 will receive a 48-hour free trial to play any of the five sports. This trial will be available to all, including Wii U owners who previously sampled a free trial of Wii Sports Club. After the trial period is complete, players can purchase a Day Pass on the eShop for £1.79 for a 24-hour period, or can purchase permanent access to both boxing and baseball for £8.99.

Source: Nintendo PR

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