Nintendo To Present Fitness-Based “Experience” This Month (VIDEO)
Even though it may not feel all that long ago, it’s been almost 13 years since the Nintendo Wii first released. The console remains one of the top 5 selling gaming platforms of all time globally, and the mainstream appeal of its software catalog still cannot be denied. From Wii Sports to games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and of course Wii Fit; there was truly something for everyone. While we may have new entries of both Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch, there haven’t been a ton of fitness options that have release for the Switch, save for the Just Dance entries and Fitness Boxing. In a trailer released yesterday, folks got a look at some people playing with some new, odd-looking Switch peripherals. You can check out the globe-trotting trailer for the “new experience” below:
What an odd thing huh? There seems to be two main peripherals here: A resistance-band steering wheel apparatus, and a leg strap. Both have Joy-Cons plugged into them and will most certainly make use of the HD Rumble and accelerometers. The wheel has two handholds and is able to be bent. The closest obvious comparison to this presentation would be those initial Wii Fit trailers that had actors playing the various mini-games. But what else could this be for? Perhaps this peripheral set can serve certain functions within existing games, like firing arrows in Zelda or steering in Mario Kart? We’ll find out soon as Nintendo presents their new experience for Nintendo Switch on September 12th.
What do you think this “New Experience for Nintendo Switch” is? Will it be a fitness game like Wii Fit or some other kind of peripheral built for existing games? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to also follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and check out all the latest news from Don’t Feed The Gamers:
Colin Regan201 Posts
Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.