Last week, Nintendo teased a brand new experience for Nintendo Switch linked to fitness. While people were expecting some Wii Fit for the Switch, we’ve received something a bit different this time around.
Nintendo announced Ring Fit Adventure, a mix between an adventure game and a fitness game. There are lots of quick-time events and mini-games where the player moves their body while holding the new Ring-Con accessory. It’s coming on Oct. 18.
“The new Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories that are included with the game respond to the player’s real-world movements, allowing the game to turn them into in-game actions, like jogging in place to move your character through the world using the attached Leg Strap, or squeezing the Ring-Con and turning that strength exercise into powerful attacks,” Nintendo detailed in a press release.
The Adventure mode featured in Ring Fit Adventure takes place across 20 different colorful worlds. Players are on a quest to take down Dragaux, a giant, chiseled dragon with an ego to match his oversized muscles.
The main goal of the game is to exercise and move during the game’s quick-time events and mini-games, with little focus on the linear story.
Quick Play mode is a great way to enjoy Ring Fit Adventure in shorter bursts, allowing players to jump in and out of play. This gameplay mode lets everyone enjoy a quick workout in different ways, like taking turns with friends and family attempting the same mini-games to compete for high scores. Mini-games cover a wide range of activities, from breaking boxes with gusts of air triggered by the Ring-Con to shaping pottery by performing squats.
Other modes, like Simple and Set, offer additional ways to work out. “Simple” lets players choose exercises they want to work on, and perform them individually. High scores get recorded so everyone can challenge their personal bests. “Set” provides linked sequences of different exercises designed around a theme or a particular body part.
You can check the video below for a sample of what’s on the way. Ring Fit Adventure is releasing on Oct. 18, for the Nintendo Switch.