Nintendo is Keeping it casual, as they did with Wii Sports, With a fitness focussed game called Wii Fit.
WiiFit was shown by Nintendo at their E3 press conference today along with, a bundled peripheral, a pressure-sensitive Wii Balance Board that senses whare your feet are placed and how much weight is being applied. One thing i would like to note is this as a higher level of functionality when it comes to input. Unlike a tough screen, like on the Nintendo DS, This pad read Multiple points. In addition to that it reads how much weight is applied to each of these points.
I do think this idea is really cool. But I do know of some problem that will come up, I will explain them at another time.
The hit combination of Wii Sports™ and the Wii Remote™ brought golf swings and tennis serves into people’s homes. Now Nintendo turns the living room into a fitness center for the whole family with Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board. Family members will have fun getting a “core” workout, and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu.
* Lean to block soccer balls, swivel hips to power hoop twirls or balance to hold the perfect yoga pose. As users stand on the Wii Balance Board, included with Wii Fit, their body’s overall balance is tied to the game in a way they’ve never experienced before.
* Wii Fit also uses the Wii Balance Board for daily tests. These evaluate two key measures that a household can track via progress charts:
o Body Mass Index (BMI): A weight evaluation based on a ratio of weight to height.
o Wii Fit Age: The Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s center of gravity and conducting quick balance tests.
* Wii Fit includes more than 40 types of training activities designed to appeal to all members of a household. Training falls into four fitness categories:
o Aerobic Exercise: 10-minute exercises that are designed to get the heart pumping.
o Muscle Conditioning: Controlled motions using arms, legs and other body parts.
o Yoga Poses: Classic poses that focus on balance and stretching.
o Balance Games: Fun activities, such as ski jumping and heading soccer balls, that challenge the player’s overall body balance.