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

Joanna Estrada
September 12, 2019

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.

Engage those abs to block attacks in Ring Fit Adventure. Ring Fit Adventure will launch on October 18 for $79.99 (UK price TBA), including a copy of the game, a Ring-Con, and a Leg Strap. Like Wii Fit did, Ring Fit Adventure uses its own peripherals, but unlike Wii Fit, it's more of an actual game.

For those who don't want to adventure, there are also various fitness minigames available, or you can create a workout routine using the various exercises. The different challenges require players to squat, jog in place, stretch and so on.

In a seven-minute long video today, we're taken through a demo of Ring Fit Adventure and what kind of content players can expect. Ring Fit Adventure is an exercise game that plays like an RPG adventure, complete with roaming through environments and jumping into turn-based battles against fantastical foes. You'll explore the world by jogging in place, using the Ring-Con to perform certain movement abilities. This will let them continue every day at an activity level that's comfortable for them. Along the way, enemies will appear, ready for battle. Occasionally, players will be confronted by one or more enemies, and it's then that the Ring-Con becomes a way to deliver attacks. 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.

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.

Other modes like Simple and Set offer additional ways to work out. This mode is a great way to target a muscle group the player wants to improve, like legs, shoulders, lower body or core. It seems like a fun way to get a little exercise in at home.

In this explainer video released Thursday, Nintendo goes into detail about how the Ring-Con (the big hoop thing), leg strap, and game work together.

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