Ring Fit Adventure For Switch Makes Players Do Real-Life Exercises

Exercise your way.
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Parents around the world have long complained how playing video games can their children miss out on going out and getting exercise. The new Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch appears to change that. While the game still has players go on a quest to save the world, it makes use of new accessories that turn real-world movement into in-game actions.

In the game, players get to explore an expansive world while battling enemies. However, in order to do so, players need to make use of real-life exercises using the Ring-Con and Leg Strap. The Leg Strap is attached to the upper left leg of the player, while the Ring-Con is held in both hands. Players can jog in place to move their characters and perform powerful attacks by squeezing on the Ring-Con. Nintendo hopes that by playing the game, payers get to regularly work out the different parts of their bodies.

Ring Fit Adventure has an Adventure mode that takes place in 20 unique worlds in order to defeat Dragaux, a dragon whose ego is matched with his oversized muscles. For those not interested in playing the main game, there is a Quick Play mode that allows players to play Ring Fit Adventure in shorter bursts. This mode allows players to simply jump in and jump out of play. Different players can even take turns playing and see who gets the high score. There are also mini games that cover a wide range of activities. These include breaking boxes with gusts of air triggered through the Ring-Con, to shaping pottery by performing squats.

Another mode players can look into is called Simple. Here players decide on the exercises they want to work on and then perform them individually. Since high scores are recorded, everyone can challenge each other's personal bests. Another mode is Set, which offers linked sequences of different exercises that focuses a theme or even a particular body part. This mode is good for those who want to target a specific muscle group.

In a statement, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Nick Chavez said that Nintendo is always on the lookout when it comes to offering new experiences. He added that this new game "combines gaming and physical activity in a way that incentivizes people to keep coming back for more, to further both the story and their own fitness goals.”

Ring Fit Adventure officially launches on the Switch this October 18. Ring Fit Adventure, which includes the game and Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories, will be available for $79.99.

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