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Wii Sports Resort To Feature Golf, Table Tennis

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Nintendo double-dipping for next 50 million-seller

It's official: Minigame compilations on Wii have become so numerous that Nintendo themselves have no new sports to exploit.

Over at the official Japanese Wii Web site via GoNintendo there's a bunch of new TV spots advertising Motion+ and Wii Sports Resort, revealing two more minigames sure to set the world ablaze. Well, not new in the strictest sense; it's golf and table tennis, which has already been featured in the original Wii Sports and Wii Play. Those versions, of course, are inferior to what Nintendo will be tossing our way now that we'll have a new and improved WiiMote.

It's not the worst thing in the world; at least we're getting fencing and some kind of disc toss too.

[via wii.com, gonintendo.com]

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Caliko

#1

Caliko said:

My most anticipated title of 2009!! (pre-E3)

But where's my volleyball??

thewiirocks

#3

thewiirocks said:

Well, the table tennis in WiiPlay WAS inferior. It was simply a "move the paddle" type of affair. One would hope that a Motion+ version would be superior.

As for the Golf game, I have a feeling that it stems from development Nintendo did to help out the latest version of Tiger Woods with Motion+ support. Like so many of their minigame compilations, they took what they already had available and packaged it into a product.

motang

#4

motang said:

I will be getting this cause of motion+ so that I can use that with upcoming games. :)

Stevie

#5

Stevie said:

At least there will be a direct comparison for the difference Motion+ makes

Stuffgamer1

#6

Stuffgamer1 said:

I agree with Caliko, volleyball would make perfect sense for this game. Maybe it's still an upcoming announcement?

Anyway, I think that having golf and table tennis in the game is a good idea due to the improvements that can be implemented (especially with the table tennis, like thewiirocks said).

Bahamut_ZERO

#7

Bahamut_ZERO said:

This has so much potential. Volleyball, surfing, the list goes on and on. Howver, these may be too difficult for the WiiMote, so I guess they're sticking with what will work, unfortunately.

Objection

#8

Objection said:

Of all the things to add, they add ones they already gave us in Sports 1 and Play? Wow what a great game. I'm probably going to ignore this best-seller.

XCWarrior

#9

XCWarrior said:

This took this down on my most wanted list. I would rather get Tiger Woods and Virtua Tennis. I mean seriously Nintendo, didn't you learn from Wii Music it's not good to rehash game ideas - especially your own!

TourianTourist

#10

TourianTourist said:

Golf was my favorite gametype in the original Wii Sports, so I'm very happy they brought it back, probably with lots of new courses and maybe 18 holes this time.

And table tennis in Wii Play wasn't very good, so I'm glad they're making a new version of this as well.

Kid_A

#12

Kid_A said:

I'm not a big fan of minigame collections, but when Nintendo does a minigame collection it's always an amazing experience. Look at Wii Sports, WarioWare, and Rhythm Heaven--all fantastic games. I, for one, am looking forward to Wii Sports Resort.

Adam

#14

Adam said:

Golf on Wii Sports was good but flawed. Of all the games, the remote responded the most poorly for golf, especially in putting. Wii Play's table tennis is fun for about 10 minutes. On paper, yes, both games have been done before, but there is so much room for improvement that it would be a shame to abandon them. I'm glad Nintendo wasn't satisfied with its previous attempts and chose to better them. The "move the paddle" game didn't even really qualify as table tennis to me. More like Pong. Full motion table tennis will be great for me since my old table is warped and can't bring it to my small apartment anyway. Hurry up, July.

astarisborn94

#15

astarisborn94 said:

Sweet. While this won't the the first game (Tiger Wood PGA Tour '10 and Grand Slam Tennis will come in June), it's in my bag. I cannot wait for this summer of gaming by Nintendo. Let's hope Golf and Table Tennis are better then the first time around, because with TWPGA10 and Grand Slam Master coming around, they better step up to the plate.

LinktotheFuture

#16

LinktotheFuture said:

I have no problem with them putting golf on Resort. Of course it would be cooler if they redid Wii Sports with WiiMotion Plus.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#17

Philip_J_Reed said:

@XCWarrior:
"mean seriously Nintendo, didn't you learn from Wii Music it's not good to rehash game ideas - especially your own!"

Remind me which idea Nintendo ripped off from itself to create Wii Music.

Caliko

#18

Caliko said:

Thanks to all who agreed.

I'm juss sayin'! I want more beach oriented sports(Surfing sounds awesome!) I mean who says, "Hey let's go to the beach and play ping pong!"

MickEiA

#19

MickEiA said:

this is funny why are they releasing two tennis motion plus games if they're gonna release tennis in resort

Clint_Eastwood

#21

Clint_Eastwood said:

It's nice to have updated versions of their previous efforts (the golf really needed improvement). As long as it means we're still getting some proper new sports like volleyball.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#22

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

PROPER table tennis where you swing the bat and you can now accuratley angle and spin your shots?! Yes please, I've been craving for such a game. Also a decent and accurate golf game for those who don't want to buy Tiger Woods ("serious" sports game")? Yes please. Well done Nintendo (IMHO)

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