The successor to Wii Fit is coming to Nintendo Switch next month.
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. 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.
The Ring-Con is pressure-sensitive, tracking upper-body movements. Battles are fought not with magic, but with fitness moves like squats, and players will be able to adjust the resistance of the Ring-Con if they're too young/unfit for the default settings. Ring Fit Adventure tracks your daily workout routines and turns some of the more popular exercises into mini-games.
The better you perform an exercise, the more damage you inflict, and there's even an elemental system of sorts, where different enemies are weak against certain exercises. As exergames go, Ring Fit Adventure seems fairly fleshed out. Adventure mode is designed as a natural way to keep players motivated to play and get exercise regularly as they progress through the game world and defeat enemies.
In addition to the the standard adventure mode, there are a number of quick play modes as well.
Obviously, Ring Fit Adventure isn't a miracle device that will magically make you fit. This mode is a great way to target a muscle group the player wants to focus on, like legs, shoulders, lower body or core.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.