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The Wii U Will Have Fitness Games!

In our last post we talked about the paucity of exercise games and posited that perhaps a frivolous lawsuit was behind it.

Another possibility, of course, is that developers are simply not creating new games for a system that’s facing obsolescence as its manufacturer is planning for a new system. I’m talking, of course, about the Wii U, the sequel to the Wii which is slated to be released sometime this year (I don’t see a release date yet on Amazon, but I’ll be posting updates here as I hear about them.

News is starting to trickle in about games for the Wii U. The rumor mill was set abuzz last week when a purported launch list of Wii U games was spotted. The good news for fitness and motion game enthusiasts is that the list includes Your Shape 2013 (which should be much better than the last iteration of Your Shape for the Wii which starred creepy cartoony Jenny McCarthy) and Just Dance 4. I had feared that with the new funky tablet-like controller that motion games might go away, but Ubisoft seems to be holding down the fort if these rumors are to be believed.

We’ll know more in early June when the E3 conference kicks off and Nintendo releases its official launch date and games list. Stay tuned!


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    May 14, 2012 6:56 pm

    Interesting. Will the Wii U depend on the use of the Wiimotion Plus for motion control? Has anyone heard any rumors regarding this?

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    May 22, 2012 3:04 pm

    The WiimotePlus is an integral part of the Wii U package. The demo videos that have been released show one person using the tablet while 3 or 4 use remotes in “hide and seek” games.

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