Ring Fit Adventure is a Departure from Previous Fitness Games

Ring Fit Adventure is a Departure from Previous Fitness Games

Lance Cross, Staff Writer

On October 18, the newest Nintendo fitness game, Ring Fit Adventure, will be released. This is the most recent first party fitness game since the Wii Fit series. This game utilizes a new apparatus, called the Ring-con, which is a ring with one Joy-con in it and a leg strap where the other Joy-con goes. 

Nintendo fitness games began in 2007 with the release of Wii Fit. This game was a collection of exercises and mini-games that uses the Wii’s motion controls and a new device invented for the game, called the Wii Fit Balance Board. The series morphed into the Wii U, but with the new console there was a lack of a fitness game.

The new game, Ring Fit Adventure, differs greatly from the previous games because it is not just a collection of minigames. This game has story-based, role playing game (RPG) structure unlike Wii Fit along with minigames. There is leveling, monster fighting, and exploring. The Ring-con is used to perform attack and blocks with a weapon triangle based on different types of exercises.

This new game is shaping up to be a refreshing take on a genre that can get stale. Minigames can reach a point of repetition because it is the same game over and over. A story, unlocking new moves, and interesting gameplay make this game one to look forward to. On top of that, the game is $80 compared to Wii Fit’s original $90 price tag. The Accolade thinks it is a step in the right direction, and it will be interesting to see how the game turns out.