I can’t believe I’m going to say this out loud but when I was in my 20’s I used to use the Wii boxing to keep fit. I would fire up the old Wii sports and go toe to toe with the biggest names in boxing that my imagination could come up with, and for a time there it worked (then I found MMORPG’s and that’s another story…) so when news dropped in my inbox today that Fitness Boxing is coming to Nintendo Switch the Rocky music started pumping in my head.
10th October, 2018 – It’s time to get off the couch and get moving! In the Fitness Boxing game, a Nintendo Switch exclusive launching at retail and Nintendo eShop on 4th January 2019, you can learn boxing moves as you participate in boxing-based workouts while bopping along to instrumental versions of some popular music hits.
While gripping the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, you will be punching, weaving and squatting using the built-in motion controls to get your whole body moving – no need for additional gym equipment!
Daily training in Fitness Boxing ranges from 10-40 minutes and offers both low- and high-intensity options. After selecting from a diverse group of trainers, you can customize their looks with unlockable trainer outfits. The game can estimate your calories burnt based on the approximate body mass index (BMI). As you continue on your fitness journey, you can earn more songs and will also have the opportunity to engage with more challenging training circuits.
Plus, with two-player mode, you can team up with a friend or family member to play in tandem or face off in a virtual boxing ring using one Joy-Con each.
Obviously the best bit is if you wanted to get out of the house and go to a park or something, the portable power of the Nintendo Switch system is perfect, Fitness Boxing can be played at home in TV Mode or on the go using Tabletop mode.
Finally, early shots of the song list to choose from look pretty good – PARTY ROCK!