Nintendo brings out big Wii Fit, Wii Sports surprises

Wii Sports' bowling mini game is set to be re-released as part of the "Wii Sports Club" update for Wii U. The game will include an online competitive mode.

At last, a business plan just as different as the Wii U itself.

To the certain delight of owners of dusty balance boards everywhere, Nintendo announced Wednesday that all Wii U gamers will be able to download a full version of the new “Wii Fit U” for a monthlong free trial over the holiday season. And perhaps more exciting: The massively-popular “Wii Sports” is finally getting its own makeover on Nintendo’s next-gen console, complete with an online competitive mode.


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Brian Bowers is Stars and Stripes’ Assistant Managing Editor for Europe and Mideast and one of its video game reviewers. He joined the newspaper in 1992 in Germany, where he worked on the news desk and the city desk. He has a wife and three children, who are always eager to help him test games.

Sam Laney joined Stars and Stripes in 2007 as a copy/layout editor and slowly convinced upper management to support his video game habit. Since then, he’s added game reviews and previews to his list of duties and moved on to the iPad. When he’s not rocking newbies in “Left4Dead2,” he covers PC and Nintendo systems.

Michael S. Darnell joined Stars and Stripes in 2013 as a reporter and quickly annoyed his bosses into allowing him to write about video games in his spare time. He's a PC gamer at heart whose life goals include building the first gaming PC on Mars.