Wii owners, start your decathlon training: Deca Sports is now gold

We recently put up a trailer for Hudson Entertainment’s Deca Sports, a collection of ten sports games in one package for the Wii. The response from you guys was mostly negative, with responses like, “The old folks homes will be bursting with excitement when this comes out,” and “DO NOT WANT”. Perhaps the following news will change your mind.

Hudson sent out a press release today (see the jump) announcing that the game has gone gold. That seems rather peculiar given its May 13th (yes, that’s a week earlier than we were previously told) release date. Often, a game won’t go gold until a week or two before it hits store shelves, so in this case, I’m curious as to what Hudson is waiting for, since the game is done. I mean, the 2008 Summer Olympics won’t be held until August, so it’s not like they’re going to capitalize on that.

Regardless, I’ve attached 20 screenshots of the game, two for each of its ten sports: beach volleyball, snowboard cross, badminton, basketball, curling, figure skating, archery, super cross, soccer, and kart racing. The box art is also there. And here’s some truly great news for those of you looking to pick this game up in five weeks: Deca Sports will sell for the low, low price of $29.99! Ten games for 40% less than the price of a full Wii game? Sounds like a hell of a deal to me.

Hudson Entertainment’s DECA SPORTS™ Goes Gold Exclusive For Wii™ at $29.99 SRP

REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 3, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced the ten-sport compilation DECA SPORTS™ has gone to gold master. Published by Hudson and distributed in North America by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., DECA SPORTS™ is scheduled to release on May 13, 2008 for an SRP of $29.99.

Exclusive for Wii™, DECA SPORTS™ pulls players off the couch and up on their feet for hours of entertainment playing ten complete sporting events. There is something for everyone, as DECA SPORTS™ offers sports activities such as Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Supercross, Kart Racing, Basketball and Snowboard Cross, and unique events not typical in most sports games such as Badminton, Figure Skating, Curling and Archery. The game is designed with pick-up-and-play intuitive controls for the Wii Remote™ and in three sports, the Nunchuk. DECA SPORTS™ also includes advanced controls for power spikes, curls, and mid air tricks for the gamer! All ten sports support both single player and multiplayer modes. Up to 4 players can compete on one system and in several events, co-op on the same team. Single player modes include Open Match, Tournament, Deca Challenge and Deca League. And, what would a competition be without awards? The Locker Room feature allows players to keep track of their medals and trophies.

The wide range of events and modes make DECA SPORTS™ the perfect game for players and sports fans of all ages. DECA SPORTS™ has been rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB.

 

Samit Sarkar