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Wii Fit Takes Exergaming To The Board

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto showed up at this week's E3 to demonstrate a brand-new fitness game called Wii Fit and while I wasn't present, I'm pretty excited about the idea. The game looks like it will be similar to the ever popular mat game Dance Dance Revolution, and will take measurements of your body and plot your fitness levels over time. Apparently, if you're feeling a little cocky you can even plot your stats against your friends'.

According to Technabob, the small, flat controller, called the “Wii Balance Board,” lays on the ground and detects your body movements as you exercise. It can also measure your body mass index to show you your progress as you regularly work out. Looks like FitSugar and I are going to have a new obsession! To watch a video preview of the game,


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meah8 meah8 9 years
So excited!!! Mine's being delivered next week :) I can't wait..
*Karen* *Karen* 9 years
I managed to get my hands on a Wii this Christmas and I've got to say, after playing Wii Sports, I CANT WAIT for Wii Fit. Apparently its due out on 25th May this year. Information taken from here:
davedunlap1 davedunlap1 9 years
I'd love to get a wii, but haven't sprung for it yet. I think a great alternative is a last gen system (XBOX, PS2) and a BodyPad controller. I've posted a blog with some videos using the the BodyPad fighting system. It's similar to the Wii in that you can throw real punches to throw punches in-game, but different in that it works with PS2 and XBOX. It also allows for kicks so that you can control most fighting games. These are all games I own and play regularly with the BodyPad system. 19 games so far. - Capcom Classic Collection - Dead or Alive 3 - Def Jam: Fight for NY - Dynasty Warriors 4 - Fight Club - Fight Night 2004 - Guilty Gear X2 - Knockout Kings 2002 - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Metal Slug 3 - Midway Arcade Treasures 2 - Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Ninja Gaiden - Rocky - Rocky: Legends - Soul Caliber 2 - Tao Feng - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles - X-Men Legends d
gamesplayer gamesplayer 10 years
My sis and me can wait to get this add on. read about the wii fitness boards from here ... all it says is that the wii boards are comming to the uk soon no price as yet either, but i'll keep u posted
gamesplayer gamesplayer 10 years
can't find one yet :(
tangiesugar tangiesugar 10 years
Omg when does it come out?I just bought my kids a Wii 2 wks ago and even my 3yr is good at it.I can't wait I'll definitely be buying one.I hate getting outside or on my elliptical so maybe this being part of our video game will motivate me,lol.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Man, every day I love Nintendo more and more.
redsmurf99 redsmurf99 10 years
I can't wait to get a Wii!!! If I can find one... :(
lisett lisett 10 years
Megamega2k Megamega2k 10 years
All I have to say is GENIUS!!!
meganekko meganekko 10 years
This looks completely amazing. I need this- NOW.
Stephervescent Stephervescent 10 years
Watching that video makes me glad that I own a Wii. Most of the games offer a little bit of a work out anyway but having a game and that miraculous balance board will be fantastic. But even playing a game not associated with working out like Rayman: Raving Rabids is a tough work out for your arms and incredibly fun to boot. The Wii is just about the most perfect gaming system. There are brain games, exercise games and just pure fun games... Can anyone tell I LOVE the Wii? :)
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i'd be interested in this, i think.
ViolentlyHappy ViolentlyHappy 10 years
This looks very cool! I would love to try this out.
rachelface rachelface 10 years
I agree with the above posts. T wouldn't compare this to Dance Dance Revolution but to WiiSports. This is great, it's like having a personal trainer.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I can't wait for Wii Fit! I love Wii Sports, too, you can really get a good workout on the boxing.
calamari calamari 10 years
I'm really excited about this. Since it can detect shifts in your balance, imagine a skateboarding or surfing game where you lean back and forth to control your onscreen character.
jamiegirl jamiegirl 10 years
This sounds like mad fun can't wait to get one of those boards and play until I drop.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Wow! I can't wait to try this!
Supermom Supermom 10 years
This is cool enough for me to go get the Wii
vickysecret vickysecret 10 years
This looks pretty interesting, maybe it'll encourage me to excercise, lol.
bgirl bgirl 10 years
my bf and i bought a wii the day it came out, and we LOVE the wii sports game. you can work up a huge sweat, and it helps us have some friendly competition. this game looks AWESOME and we cannot wait to buy it!!
Performita Performita 10 years
LOL this comment was supposed to be about that travel web site... My mistake, sorry :o
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