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Switch My Way commercial - "Tetris 99, Fitness Boxing & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe"

Use speed, skill, and strategy to knock out the competition in Tetris 99. Then get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises in Fitness Boxing. And bring the family together for fun competition in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. All these games and more are available now on Nintendo Switch. Find Your Way to Play.

Imagineer apologizes for Fitness Boxing shortage in Japan

Imagineer is in an akward situation with Fitness Boxing in Japan. On one hand, they have a lot of customers who are upset due to the retail version of Fitness Boxing being sold out. On the flip-side, this means the retail version is selling better than expected! Still, Imagineer took the classy route and offered up an apology to potential customers on Twitter. They recommended that customers go with the eShop version of the game while they iron out issues, or if they have more patience, grab a backordered copy through Amazon.

Fitness Boxing - Version 1.0.1 now available

Fitness Boxing has been updated, bringing it to Version 1.0.1. While we don't have full patch notes, it seems this update might do just one thing. Players can now use the camera button on your controller to utilize screen capture when you play. This is just screen capture, and not video capture.

Thanks to Jacktendo92 for the heads up!

Fitness Boxing continues to pick up steam in Japan, now sold out at select retailers

Something is going on with Fitness Boxing in Japan. The game had a rather quiet release, but every since launch, it seems more and more people are getting interested. Not only has the game been climbing spots on the Switch eShop chart, it's now also sold out at multiple Yodobashi locations! It seems like Nintendo might have a sleeper hit on their hands here!

GameSpot Video - Fitness Boxing Is A Great Gym Alternative

While the Switch doesn't have its own version of Wii Fit (yet), Fitness Boxing on the Switch might be just the thing you're looking for if you want to work out in your living room.

Fitness Boxing Event at Nintendo NY - photo gallery


In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Felia M. of Nintendo Power Couple] gather at the Nintendo NY store in New York for a Fitness Boxing workout session led by Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Natalie M. of Refinery29] gather at the Nintendo NY store in New York for a Fitness Boxing workout session led by Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic plays the Fitness Boxing game with [Felia M. of Nintendo Power Couple] during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in New York on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a new rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Jenna Cozzolino] and [Felia M. of Nintendo Power Couple] kick off their 2019 fitness goals during a special event at the Nintendo NY store in New York on Jan. 15, 2019, by joining a fun Fitness Boxing workout customized by Instagram fitness influencer Niki Klasnic. Fitness Boxing is a new rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, [Natalie M. of Refinery29] throws the perfect punch at the Nintendo NY store in New York for a Fitness Boxing workout session on Jan. 15, 2019. Fitness Boxing is a rhythm-based boxing game for the Nintendo Switch system that offers a variety of training options to help people achieve their fitness goals.

Is Fitness Boxing's 'Teen' ESRB rating justified?

The ESRB has been around for quite some time, and most of us are aware of both the game ratings and their descriptors. While people usually don't bat an eye at what the ESRB does, Fitness Boxing's rating has been causing quite a stir.

For those who don't know, Fitness Boxing is a Switch game that focuses on providing a dance/exercise experience in order to help the user get a bit more active in a fun way. The game provides you with male/female trainer options, and your trainer choice will accompany you during your routines for instruction and encouragement. Sounds like a game that would be rated E for Everyone, right? According to the ESRB, Fitness Boxing deserved a Teen rating.

If you read through the ESRB rating, you see the game marked as having 'suggestive themes.' Go a bit further into the rating and you see where that descriptor comes from.

All of the female characters have breast physics incorporated into their movements; their breasts frequently jiggle/bounce in a noticeable manner during stretching and boxing routines.

There have certainly been games that feature breast physics before. We most often see it in fighting games, where it's pretty obvious that the breast movement has been over-exaggerated. Our understanding is that things are different in Fitness Boxing. The breast movement you see in-game is realistic, and not designed in a sexually suggestive manner. This sentiment has been echoed by other female gamers, including DualShockers Community Manager, Audrey Lips.

“I don’t believe the game should be rated ‘T’ for the jiggle physics alone. Having jiggle physics, while not entirely necessary in my opinion, also isn’t anything that is too overtly sexual. It’s how a woman’s body would naturally respond if they were to be boxing like that in real life and in the game.”

It's certainly an interesting discussion. The development team decided to include female trainers that bustlines of a certain size, and animated them realistically. When something like this is done for realism's sake, and attention isn't drawn to the bustline to purposefully titillate, does it warrant a suggestive themes tag?

Fitness Boxing - Giant Bomb quick look

Get off the couch and get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists. You can personalize your workouts by selecting from different fitness goals. Train your way, whether you’re on your own, with a friend, at home, or on the go! Now you can work out anytime, anywhere on the Nintendo Switch system!

Jump Start Your New Year’s Fitness Goals With Fitness Boxing for Nintendo Switch

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the holiday season coming to an end, it’s time to grab your Joy-Con controllers and hop off the couch! The Fitness Boxing game on the Nintendo Switch system is now available in stores, on Nintendo.com or in Nintendo eShop, so you can treat yourself to a fun workout wherever you want! The game’s rhythm-based boxing exercises will help you accomplish those New Year’s fitness resolutions in no time.

Thanks to Nintendo Switch, Fitness Boxing is a new way to work out that fits anyone’s busy lifestyle. Since Nintendo Switch can be played at home on the TV or taken on the go, you can play Fitness Boxing anywhere you like, whether working out in the room while the baby is napping, in a hotel room on a business trip, in the kitchen while dinner cooks or in your room before bed. It’s easier and more convenient than hitting the gym and is the perfect way to jump into the boxing fitness trend.

The game offers personalized rhythmic workouts by letting you select different fitness goals, choose from a diverse group of trainers and make a personalized daily workout ranging from 10 minutes (short), to 30 minutes (mid), to 45 minutes (long). The software will track your progress with estimated approximate BMI and calories-burned information to help encourage healthy habits and keep you progressing to your goals.

“Fitness Boxing gives users a new way to burn some calories while having fun,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And thanks to the portable nature of Nintendo Switch, your workout goes wherever you do.”

Now you’ll be able to master your boxing basics while getting down to instrumental versions of 20 hit songs from popular artists. As you progress, you can earn more songs and more challenging training circuits.

With two Joy-Con controllers or two sets of Joy-Con (sold separately), you can share the experience with a friend or family member in two-player local play. You can choose to work out together, try to string together chains of moves or face off in a virtual boxing ring for some competitive fun. And with the power of Nintendo Switch, you can play anytime, anywhere.

Fitness Boxing is now available at a suggested retail price of $49.99. If you want to try before you buy (or box before you unbox), check out the free demo for the game in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch or on Nintendo.com. The demo features three days’ worth of workouts, giving you a taste of the exercise routines you can easily implement into your daily life.

For more information about Fitness Boxing, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/fitness-boxing-switch.

Fitness Boxing - trainer videos (Japanese)

Fitness Boxing has a number of different trainers for you to pick from. Below, you can find a quick video for each trailer. The lineup includes...

- Bernard (voiced by Akio Ootsuka)
- Evan (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura)
- Laura (voiced by Atsuko Tanaka)
- Lin (voiced by Saori Hayami)
- Martina (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)
- Sophie (voiced by Ami Koshimizu)