Nintendo's New Fitness Game Puts Joy-Cons In Strange Places

Nintendo's New Fitness Game Puts Joy-Cons In Strange Places

Nintendo is rolling out a new fitness game for the Switch called Ring Fit Adventure, and in order to play it, Switch owners will need both the ring accessory and a Joy-Con leg strap.

"Nintendo has always had a lot of success appealing to non-hardcore audiences and reinventing the norms of console play", said Laine Nooney, assistant professor and historian of video games at New York University.


Players walk, jog, run and jump through the game's exceedingly colourful landscapes, where everything can be interacted with.

Throughout the years, various companies have made attempts at turning exercise into games, with one of the most notable examples being Nintendo's Wii Fit.


Based on Express Online's hands and legs-on experience with the game, Ring Fit Adventure has the feel of a fully-fledged albeit casual role-playing game, complete with sublime visuals, turn-based battles, multiple worlds and a levelling up system.

Ring Fit Adventure will be available on 18th October, just in time for the Christmas market. You'll explore the world by jogging in place, using the Ring-Con to perform certain movement abilities. After each level you run into a dragon minion and face off, by completing squats and other athletic poses to power your character through to victory. That's $20 more than the average flagship Nintendo Switch game.


In the video you see embedded above, Nintendo says that Ring Fit Adventure is aimed at people of all fitness levels, as the exercise level can be adjusted and a visual guide will show players the proper form for each exercise. Moving, attacking, and more is accomplished by moving the new Ring-Con and Leg Strap.

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