Nintendo Switch fans have one more reason to play the console, and this time, it’s to get in shape. That’s right, Ring Fit Adventure is an adventure game in which 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. You attach the Leg Strap to the upper left leg, while the Ring-Con is held in both hands. The latter is a flexible electronic device that provides resistance, and features a sensor that detects exertion and reacts to changes. Read more for a video and additional information.
Ring Fit Adventure can be adjusted to the player’s level of skill, so even if you’re not in shape, the game can be adjusted to the exercise intensity best suited to their ability. The game’s Adventure mode takes place in a colorful world where adventure meets fitness, as you travel through more than 20 different worlds in the game. Players will jog in place to move forward 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. Along your journey, enemies will appear, ready for battle, and players can attack or defend using more than 40 Fit Skills, which are divided into arms, abs, legs and yoga categories.
“The game provides direction to players about how to perform the exercise correctly, with proper form and posture dealing more damage to enemies. Every action that the player performs in-game will earn experience for their in-game 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 motivate players to keep playing and exercising regularly, progressing through the game world while also levelling up their real-world fitness,” said Nintendo in a press release.