Wii Sports not only showed what the Wii could do but it also got families playing on the console together. Years later Wii Sports Resort did the same for the new MotionPlus accessory so it would make sense of Nintendo released Wii U Sports to showcase their new console. After all, we have seen cool golf and baseball demos on the Wii U, two sports that were in the original Wii Sports.
So should Nintendo release Wii U Sports, here are some ideas...
1. Expand Wuhu IslandIn both Wii Sports games, the games were set on the fictional resort of Wuhu Island. While in Wii Sports you only saw the various sporting venues, in Resort you could cycle and fly around the island. In the third entry, I'd like to explore more of the island.
Sure, keep the quick access menus for those after a speedy sporting fix, but for the rest, use the island as a hub that your Mii can explore and access the sports by finding venues on the island. As you perform well in sports, you could visit shops in the Wuhu village to buy not only new clothes and items but other methods of transport to travel around the island on, from bikes to go-karts and planes. It would be a little like the system from Donkey Kong Country 3.
You could then explore to find secrets and collectibles. Perhaps you could also discover new islands. New sports such as cross country running, swimming, orienteering and diving could take advantage of this new theme of exploration with new underwater caverns or coral beds to explore.
Finally, I really enjoyed the flying sections in Wii Sports Resort but the time limit was too restrictive. Give players an unlimited time to explore and lots of secrets to find and this could be an addictive side quest. You could use the Wii U controller to spot the locations and you could also note down possible places to explore on the screen.
2. Online multiplayer
The Wii Sports games are great to play locally but they would be even better online. As you choose each game, you could go online to play against people all over the world and your scores would be ranked on a table. This would really emphasise Nintendo's commitment to online gaming with Wii U.
3. Bring back all the old sports
Though there were some sports that featured in the original and Resort, some, like Boxing, were missing. I'd like to see all the sports return in glorious HD with added features. The bowling score chart could appear on the Wii U controller, you could shout 'fore' into the mic on the golf game while maps of the golf courses could be displayed on the screen.
4. But bring us new sports!
There are lots of new sports that would be perfect for Wii U Sports. You could have fishing, with the Wii Remote acting as the rod and the controller on the floor showing the lake or river you're fishing in. If you've got tennis, why not squash and badminton? How about something more off the wall like rock climbing or abseiling? There could also be a cheerleading mini-game.