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

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

Nintendo is heading back into the fitness business with Ring Fit Adventure, a new game where you strap a Joy-Con onto your leg, put another in a big squeezy new peripheral and flail about like nobody's watching.

People use LOL an terrible lot these days but do not mean it but I am now getting very odd looks across the office as I have laughed very, very loudly at the two rather scary people cheerfully chanting "Ring Fit Adventures" in this new video from Nintendo.

Here is the game's first trailer-it looks like a surprisingly decent use of RPG mechanics, given the fitness angle-along with a demonstration of its dedicated hardware, called the Ring-Con.

Based on Express Online's hands and legs-on experience with the game, Ring Fit Adventure has the feel of a fully-fledged albeit casual role-playing game, complete with sublime visuals, turn-based battles, multiple worlds and a levelling up system. Players can attack and defend using more than 40 Fit Skills, which are exercise moves. Instead of your standard monster combat, players have to perform different exercises to defeat enemies.

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We've embedded a video above for you to check out should you want to see Ring Fit Adventure in action, but we have to warn you: you're probably going to cringe a little.

The Ring-Con accessory is the key component of this experience. While the Leg-Strap is simply strapped to your thigh, the Ring-Con itself is a flexible device that provides resistance, and respond to the player's movements and seems to record any pressure applied to it. The different challenges require players to squat, jog in place, stretch and so on.

With an October 18 release date, the game is powered by the Ring-Con fitness band and Leg Strap accessory (both pictured below).

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