February 21, 2008

Wii Fit Release Date Announced

Need to get in shape? Sure, we all probably do. Well if you are one of the lucky people to have found a Wii somewhere (why are there still no Wiis?) get ready for Wii Fit. The game/exercise pad will release in the United States on May 19th.

Hit the jump for the whole story.

New to the Wii? Well here is what Nintendo has to say about Wii Fit.

"The active-play phenomenon started by Wii Sports now spreads to your whole body thanks to the pressure-sensitive Wii
Balance Board (name not final), which comes packed with Wii Fit. The board is used for an extensive array of fun and dynamic activities, including aerobics, yoga, muscle stretches and games. Many of these activities focus towards providing a "core" workout, a popular exercise method that emphasizes slower, controlled motions. Family members will have fun staying active and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu."

The game comes packaged with the Wii balance board which looks like a regular aerobics board but with sensors in it. Once you put the game in, the Wii Fit channel will be added to your Wii Menu. According to an IGN interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime there are already ten balance board games on the way for Wii Fit.

"Our sights are set very high for the this product so our goal is to make sure we have over a million units available at launch to support it... There are over 10 games in development that take advantage of the Balance Board. Certainly in terms of ongoing enjoyment, we believe that Wii Fit plus the Balance Board will provide that to the consumer."

With over a million units of Wii Fit already sold in Japan, it will be highly interesting to see if it will see the same success in America. Stay tuned for more information on Wii Fit.

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