The Sports Games of Wii U

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The launch of any new console is normally met with sports games aplenty, and that tradition will continue with the Nintendo Wii U. Sports games have mass appeal and are easy enough to adapt to new hardware tech without requiring a huge investment, so it makes sense from a business perspective.

A total of seven games are due out for the holiday season launch window, spanning a diverse range of athletic disciplines. This season’s Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K franchises have the major league sports sim category covered. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 offers the obligatory fitness-trainer-on-a-disc exercise program. Finally, the exercise through mini-games casual category is well represented by Wii Fit U, ESPN Sports Connection and Game Party Champions, three games that look to put the Wii U GamePad to use in creative and potentially innovative ways.

Get those athletic juices flowing with a closer look at the Wii U’s launch sports games.

Madden NFL 13:

FIFA Soccer 13:

NBA 2K13:

ESPN Sports Connection:

Wii Fit U:

Game Party Champions:

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013:

About the Author

Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.