Ring Fit Adventure is the Nintendo Switch’s new fitness experience

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As shown in the first teaser, each one of the Switch's Joy-Cons goes into one of the new accessories.

The game looks like a classic fantasy adventure where players control a hero that has to fight through enemies to save the land from a bodybuilder dragon.

Ring Fit Adventure, which includes the game and Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories, will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 18 at a suggested retail price of $79.99*.

"I hope that once players hold the Ring-Con, put on the Leg Strap and start playing for themselves, they'll be immersed in a journey that will keep them motivated to come back and have fun exercising every day".

It's another completely unexpected surprise from a company that only a year ago managed to make folding cardboard into a fun pastime for all the family with Nintendo Labo.

The Ring-Con is pressure-sensitive, tracking upper-body movements. The new Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories that are included with the game respond to the player's real-world movements, allowing the game to turn them into in-game actions, like jogging in place to move your character through the world using the attached Leg Strap, or squeezing the Ring-Con and turning that strength exercise into powerful attacks.

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She was first introduced to the practice by her mother as a young adolescent. Open, including Belgium's Elise Mertens, and Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.

Split into arms, legs, abs and yoga stretches, "Fit Skills" are individual and unlockable exercises that serve as your special moves and attacks.

The better you perform an exercise, the more damage you inflict, and there's even an elemental system of sorts, where different enemies are weak against certain exercises.

While you're moving through the level, monsters will sometimes block your progress and kick off Fit Battles.

Players walk, jog, run and jump through the game's exceedingly colourful landscapes, where everything can be interacted with.

Frictional Games has announced via YouTube that the Amnesia Collection is available to play on the Nintendo Switch, today. It seems like a fun way to get a little exercise in at home. Make it past the two-minute mark in the video below, and you'll see that this is actually an RPG disguised as a fitness game.

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