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Nintendo introduces Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch, coming October 18



REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new type of adventure game is headed to the Nintendo Switch system on Oct. 18 – one that incorporates fun new accessories that turn real-world movement into in-game actions in a quest to save the world. Nintendo just revealed a new video that takes a closer look at this new experience for Nintendo Switch.

In the Ring Fit Adventure game, players explore an expansive world, battling enemies along the way using real-life exercises to perform in-game attacks. 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. By playing the game daily, players can regularly work out various parts of their bodies. With additional mini-games and workout routines, Ring Fit Adventure is a fun experience for players of various skill levels and lifestyles.

“Nintendo is always looking for ways to surprise people with one-of-a-kind, fresh experiences,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Ring Fit Adventure 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.”

The Adventure mode featured in Ring Fit Adventure takes place across 20 different colorful worlds in a quest to take down Dragaux, a giant, chiseled dragon with an ego to match his oversized muscles. Jog, sprint and do knee-highs in real life to travel through the world, and use the Ring-Con accessory to perform different in-game actions, like jumping, hovering in mid-air or steering a raft on a river.

Ring Fit Adventure turns a typical adventure game on its head as players squat, press and flex their way through challenges designed for a wide range of body types and levels of fitness experience. To play the game, players attach the Joy-Con controllers from their Nintendo Switch system to the included accessories – one to the Ring-Con and one to the Leg Strap. The Leg Strap is attached to the player’s upper left leg, while the Ring-Con is held in both hands. The Ring-Con is a flexible electronic device that provides resistance, and uses the Joy-Con to respond to the player’s movements. Ring Fit Adventure can be adjusted to the player’s level of skill, so even if players don’t have experience with fitness, they can change the exercise intensity to suit their ability. This will let them continue every day at an activity level that’s comfortable for them.

Throughout the adventure, enemies will appear, ready for battle. Players can attack and defend using more than 40 Fit Skills, which are exercise moves. The game provides direction to players about how to perform movements correctly in order to deal more damage to enemies. Actions that the player performs in-game will earn experience for their character, with level-ups boosting stats and unlocking new Fit Skills that can be used in battle. 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.

Outside of the main adventure, 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 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 are recorded so everyone can challenge their personal bests. “Set” provides linked sequences of different exercises designed around a theme or a particular body part. This mode is a great way to target a muscle group the player wants to focus on, like legs, shoulders, lower body or core.

The game even includes a “Silent” mode for people who live in an upstairs apartment or don’t want to make a lot of noise. By activating this mode, jogging-style exercises are swapped out for ones that are a little quieter, allowing players to keep their legs active without a heavy impact on the floor.

Ring Fit Adventure, which includes the game and Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories, will launch for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 18 at a suggested retail price of $79.99*. To get an in-depth look at a video released today and learn more about Ring Fit Adventure, visit https://ringfitadventure.nintendo.com.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*A Nintendo Switch system and a pair of Joy-Con controllers are required to play Ring Fit Adventure; sold separately.


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Thu Sep 12 19 08:15am
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It looks... okay. I'm not a fan of the visual style and linearity. I feel like future games could make good use of this though, too.

After some time, it does look like it could be a pretty good time. I think having enough variety is the main thing.

Why don't they use Miis anymore?

scotty212
Thu Sep 12 19 09:24am
Rating: 1

mii is a carry-over from the WIi, probably want to distance themselves from that to disassociate, even if they are in Smash - this is only because Smash included ALL characters returning.... At least that is my thought

This is a smart move. The Switch has gotten a lot of "hardcore" gamers back to Ninty and with this they can get in more "casuaks" also. I think Wario ware would be fit for this though.

Good luck to Nintendo but I've no interest and I'm not sure if that market is dead.

Not gonna lie, I kinda dig it.

acmiguens
Thu Sep 12 19 09:53am
Rating: 1

People used to say no one would buy a balance board to "play games" and both Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold over 20 million units. I can see this selling really well. Heck, I intend to buy it!
But what we need now is WarioWare using it! That's the ticket!!

lionk
Thu Sep 12 19 10:12am
Rating: 1

I agree, this'll probably sell really well

Looks neat, but with it being higher than the standard MSRP I can't say I'm too interested.

soulcaster
Thu Sep 12 19 11:21am
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This could have really paired well with the Switch Lite, oh well.

Anyway, it looks interesting, but currently it seems like it might be useless for me (well, at least the leg portion will probably be useless)... I'll wait to see more of it in action.

"Wait and see how you feel during that last 5 seconds!"

These memes almost write themselves. 😂

Even the name Ring Fit Adventure could be interpreted as some sort of kinky butt game. Reminds me of what did ye call them on the podcast a few weeks ago, butt sticks?

While I have absolute no interest in this game but My GOD was the reveal trailer cringe and extra cheesy. The "actors" they got to demonstrate the product were EXTREMELY hammy. Literally chewing the scenery. "Everything we say has a SUPER POSITIVE SMILING INFLECTION!"

wiired
Thu Sep 12 19 03:59pm
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those actors tho..... I wonder if the leg strap will fit around a young child's leg

I'm intrigued by the RPG aspect, but realistically I know there's no way my hyperhydrosis-afflicted ass could play this longer than 30 seconds.

toupee43
Thu Sep 12 19 04:44pm
Rating: 2

I’m sorry, I can’t get past those creepy actors! WTH, Nintendo?

turbok
Thu Sep 12 19 05:16pm
Rating: 1

I thought exactly the same thing!

Oh boy. To be fair, the game itself doesn’t look terrible. Considerably better than the boring ass Wii Fit software package. But that ring - how embarrassing. If I want to get in to better shape I’ll act like an adult with a shred of dignity and go to a gym.

I like the untraditional approach to exercise here. While an adult might prefer to go to gym I think this can be great for kids too.

Also Ring Fit Trainer for Smash Ultimate anyone?

Wow it uses the IR sensor to measure heart rate. Cool.

Kinda weird to show this off so close to the release of Switch Lite since it has no detachable Joy-Cons and this definitely looks intended to be played while docked.

I'm interested to hear MomBrain's opinion of this on the podcast. I wonder if it could be used in a school setting?

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