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Platform Wii U Publisher Nintendo Developer Nintendo EAD Group No. 5 Release Date 2013-11-01

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Wii Fit U review: glass joe

This unintimidating fitness product is targeted at families who want to start getting active. With a friendly interface, a useful tool for tracking fitness outside of the game and an impressive selection of activities, it offers a baseline incentive for people looking to get off the couch. But constant inaccuracies and other problems mean Wii Fit U can't compete with a more professional training program. The actual exercise benefit here is uneven at best. Upon starting up, Wii Fit U calculates your BMI and tests your balance — info that's used to calculate your Wii Fit Age and provide example goals to achieve. From there, you can choose individual activities, each of which ends in burned calories — visualized as coins going into a bank — or progress toward other fitness goals....

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Wii Fit U available as a free month-long trial starting Nov. 1

Nintendo's Wii Fit U will be available to Wii U owners for free beginning Nov. 1, the company announced today. Wii Fit U can be downloaded from Nintendo's eShop starting Nov. 1 and running up to Jan. 31, 2014. The game will then work for a full month from the first day it's played. Those who want to continue using Wii Fit U after the trial period need to purchase a Fit Meter accessory and sync it to their Wii Fit U software. A Fit Meter in black and silver will be available in retail on Nov. 1 for $19.99, while the game launches in full on Dec. 13 and will later be available on the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 1, 2014.


Wii Party U and Wii Fit U delayed until later this year

Wii Party U and Wii Fit U will both be delayed past summer, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation today. Iwata said both games require more development time, so Wii Party U — which was initially slated for summer — will release later this year, and Wii Fit U will be delayed until winter of this year. For more Nintendo news from E3, follow our stream.


Upcoming Miiverse improvements include community features, interface updates

Nintendo is planning to expand the feature set of Miiverse, the Wii U social network, in a series of updates throughout 2013, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced today in a Nintendo Direct session. Some updates will be tied to specific games. Pikmin 3 will allow players to use the Wii U GamePad as an in-game camera and take close-up screenshots from the point of view of the Pikmin themselves. Those images can then be shared on the game's Miiverse community. Wii Fit U will offer closed communities within Miiverse, gated by unique IDs (similar to groups in Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS), in which people can discuss elements like exercises, weight fluctuations and BMI in safe environments with people they know. Players will be able to create Wii Fit U Communities on Miiverse from...

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North America
  • Wii U
    • Released 2013-11-01
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Nintendo EAD Group No. 5
    • Score 4.5
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