Ready to get in shape this fall? Nintendo is helping out by offering Wii U owners a chance to download a full version of Wii Fit U for free. If you already own the Wii Fit balance board, download a complete version of Wii Fit U on November 1st to get a head start on your fitness goals for free for a whole month! You can keep the trail copy of Wii Fit U at no additional cost by purchasing and synching a Fit Meter to the game.
"Wii Fit U is all about 'fun fitness' for everyone in the family," said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. "With this special offer, Nintendo is making it easier than ever for families to get active and stay active, making now the perfect time to upgrade to Wii U. This is another example of the kind of value and variety that only Nintendo can offer."
You will be able to download the Wii Fit U software on the Nintendo eShop between Nov. 1, 2013 and Jan 31, 2014, and it will work for a month from the day you start playing. There will be 77 different activities available during the trial period including many that use the Wii U GamePad. Those who wish to continue using the game past the trail month can purchase the Fit Meter for $19.99.
The Fit Meter is an activity monitor that tracks a wide range of everyday motion. It records the number of steps taken along with the intensity of those steps (walking vs. running). It also measures altitude so you get points for going up hills or climbing stairs. All this data is calculated by Fit Meter and gives you a detailed evaluation of the calories burned for the day. All of this data can be transferred wirelessly to the Wii Fit U at the touch of a button.
Wii Fit U also features strength training, yoga, fun fitness games, dance routines like hip-hop & salsa and allows users to create their own fitness routines.
For those who do not take part in the special offer, Wii Fit U launches a a packaged game on Dec.r 13, 2013 and as a full game download in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 1, 2014.
The full Nintendo Direct featuring the Wii Fit U can be viewed below: