Nintendo confirms a December release date for Switch exclusive, Fitness Boxing.
In the puzzling absence of a Wii Sports-like game for the Switch from Nintendo, it’s been left to other developers to fill the gap. We’ve already seen Bandai Namco’s Go Vacation give players the opportunity to work out with their Joy-Cons, and this December a new Wii Boxing replacement enters the ring.
Fitness Boxing – which is developed by Imagineer Co – actually appears to be more of a cross between Wii Fit and Ubisoft’s Just Dance series.
The game features a series of rhythm-based boxing workouts, each set to instrumental versions of hits from artists including LMFAO, Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepson, and, of course, Maroon 5.
Fitness Boxing features a daily training mode that offers low-and high-intensity workouts, each lasting between 10-40 minutes. The game will also track your progress by estimating your BMI (for what it’s worth) and daily calorie burn. It all looks very Wii Fit.
Naturally, the game is playing using Joy-Con motion controls, and it also supports two players.
We’re unlikely to see a phenomenon of Wii Fit proportions around these titles, but the Switch’s portability does give games like Fitness Boxing added appeal. Now, if they could just add Bill Conti’s Rocky soundtrack to the game, it would be a day-one purchase.
Fitness Boxing is a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and will be released at retail and via the Nintendo eShop on December 21, 2018.
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