Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' turns exercise into an adventure game

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is like Wii Fit for the Switch

Ring Fit Adventure could give Switch its Wii Fit breakout

By playing the game daily, players can regularly work out various parts of their bodies.

Ring Fit Adventure turns a typical adventure game on its head as players squat, press and flex their way through challenges designed for a wide range of body types and levels of fitness experience.

"It's in Nintendo's DNA to keep thinking of new ways to entertain players and put smiles on their faces, and Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch is a new kind of game where fitness meets adventure", said Nintendo's European president, Stephan Bole. When you encounter enemies, you'll do battle by performing color-coded exercises.

Two peripherals were revealed today: Ring-Con and Leg Strap.

So instead of casting a Fire spell or swinging a sword, Ring Fit adventurers inflict damage by flexing the Fit-Con, performing squats, or executing a flawless warrior pose. Ring Fit Adventure tracks your daily workout routines and turns some of the more popular exercises into mini-games.

Split into arms, legs, abs and yoga stretches, "Fit Skills" are individual and unlockable exercises that serve as your special moves and attacks. Instead of your standard monster combat, players have to perform different exercises to defeat enemies.

Obviously, Ring Fit Adventure isn't a miracle device that will magically make you fit.

Ring Fit Adventure will be available on 18th October, just in time for the Christmas market. It seems like a fun way to get a little exercise in at home.

While Ring Fit Adventure does feature a sort of quick play mode, the main draw here is a full-fledged adventure that nearly looks like something you'd see out of bizarro-world Dragon Quest.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.

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