Take a stand with 'Wii Fit' and its new controller
Nintendo announced 'Wii Fit,' a fitness game for the Wii that uses a new controller called the Wii Balance Board.
Ever since Wii Sports got gamers off their couches and onto the floor in front of their couches, . The
At a press conference today, Nintendo announced Wii Fit. Like its name implies, Wii Fit is a fitness game for the
Surprisingly, Wii Fit centers on not Wiimote, but an entirely new controller, the Wii Balance Board. The WBB is a flat surface you lay on the floor that wirelessly connects to the Wii, just like the Wiimote. Stand on the board and it will measure your weight and balance, letting the game track just how you're standing, leaning, shifting on your feet, or otherwise moving. It seems like a combination of the Wiimote and a Dance Dance Revolution pad.
Nintendo hasn't announced a hard release date for Wii Fit, though we'll probably see it hit stores by first quarter of 2008, around the same time as Nintendo's other major game announcement,, is scheduled to ship.
Update on Thursday morning: To see a video of Wii Fit in action, click here.