Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Mystery Nintendo Switch exercise accessory is called Ring-Con, coming in October

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Sandy Mccarthy | 13 September, 2019, 05:34

Now that Nintendo has revealed its latest game Ring Fit Adventure to the world, finer details about how it will be distributed are beginning to emerge. Nintendo chose two of the most overly enthusiastic people to talk about just how awesome the game and the Ring-Con are.

It's both a game and a fitness tracker, of course, with the Ring-Con accepting one of the classic Nintendo Switch's detachable controllers, the other one placed into the Leg Strap.

"I hope that once players hold the Ring-Con, put on the Leg Strap and start playing for themselves, they'll be immersed in a journey that will keep them motivated to come back and have fun exercising every day".

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 better you perform an exercise, the more damage you inflict, and there's even an elemental system of sorts, where different enemies are weak against certain exercises.

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The game takes players an "expansive world" with enemies to battle through real-world physical exercise.

In addition to the the standard adventure mode, there are a number of quick play modes as well.

Throughout the years, various companies have made attempts at turning exercise into games, with one of the most notable examples being Nintendo's Wii Fit. It's also intuitive to use and easy to set up, while the colourful visual style and ability to alter the intensity makes it an ideal fitness gateway for children.

"Nintendo has always had a lot of success appealing to non-hardcore audiences and reinventing the norms of console play", said Laine Nooney, assistant professor and historian of video games at New York University.

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