ESPN Sports Connection

ESPN Sports Connection

Digital Release:Nintendo Wii U
November 18, 2012 (US)
November 30, 2012 (EU)
December 20, 2012 (JP)
Delisting:No later than March 2015 - Nintendo Wii U (US)
Available On:Digital:
Nintendo Wii U (EU, JP)

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At this time the date of delisting is uncertain. A Ubisoft forum thread from March of 2015 confirms that the game had “disappeared” from the Chinese market but does not provide a more specific date. This timeframe may or may not coincide with the game’s delisting in North America.

Regardless of the timing, the game appears to have been delisted due to licensing of the ESPN property. Across Europe and Japan the game was released as simply ‘Sports Connection’ and these versions remain available to download as of this writing.

About the Game

ESPN Sports Connection™ is a fun new way to connect with family and friends and play the most popular sports from a new perspective. ESPN Sports Connection is being developed specifically for Nintendo’s Wii™ U™ system to take full advantage of Nintendo’s New Controller. Play solo, team up in co-op to experience new gameplay possibilities, or compete in multiplayer to take full advantage of Nintendo’s New Controller.

  • Play six of the most popular sports: soccer, football, baseball, tennis, golf, and karting.
  • Touch controls. Use the New Controller to control a blitz in football to sack the quarterback or score a curled free kick in soccer!
  • Play with Wii MotionPlus using real sports gestures! Swing with precision in golf or hit a home run in baseball.
  • Play both on your TV and New Controller. Drive your kart to victory competing with up to five players (four split screens on your TV + the New Controller), or play solo switching anytime between the New Controller and TV!
  • Get inside the action. Use the New Controller as a frame to scan and analyze the field to give insightful advice as a caddie in golf.
  • Play fun mini-games. Try the Serving Machine Challenge in tennis and hit balls quickly as you challenge your friends.
  • Connect with friends. Create teams, get rewards, accept challenges and share scores on the worldwide leaderboard.

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Thanks to @TonyBoySP for submitting this game to the site