Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is the spiritual successor to Wii Fit

Nintendo wants to make fitness fun (again)
Ring Fit Adventure brings yoga to the Switch

Nintendo has just announced Ring Fit Adventure, a new game for the Nintendo Switch releasing on 18 October. The name has probably already given you a strong hint about why we're telling you about it here at Get Sweat Go, but in a nutshell Ring Fit Adventure is a new fitness game from the makers of Wii Fit.

No doubt Nintendo is hoping for the same level of success as its last foray into the world of video game fitness, which sold over 22 million copies.

Like Wii Fit, the fitness fun here is unlocked through included accessories. Gone is the Balance Board of old and instead you'll get a Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessory.

The Nintendo Switch joy-cons simply slot into the Ring-Con and Leg Strap and these are then used to translate your real world movements into in-game actions in Ring Fit Adventure.

The Ring-Con is a flexible device that provides resistance as you squeeze and your exertion is detected. The Leg Strap attaches around your left thigh.

Ring Fit Adventure is the spiritual successor to Wii Fit

A combination of the two accessories is used to measure movements like running on the spot, stretches, squats and a whole load more. All in all, there are 40 exercises divided across arms, abs, legs and yoga categories.

In theory, you can get a full body workout while you play. Nintendo is promising you can tailor the experience to your own fitness level.

As for the Ring Fit Adventure game itself, it's a traditional role playing game experience, except your attacks correspond with fitness moves – different coloured attacks mean different body parts are activated.

To defend yourself from opponent's attacks you'll need to brace your core by pressing and holding the Ring-Con against your abdominals.

You can get a good feel for what to expect from Ring Fit Adventure by watching the above video presented by two of Nintendo's extremely enthusiastic hosts.

It remains to be seen how much of a workout you'll get from Ring Fit Adventure, but anything that can get the whole family moving is good in our books.

We'll be sure to put it through its paces when it releases on 19 October.

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