Nintendo has released a short trailer for an upcoming fitness device that uses the Joy-Con controllers from the Switch as sensors for various physical exercises. These include pulling and squeezing the circular device in muscle resistance exercises, moving it around in a set motion under a time limit, and unique stretching drills.
There was also a short snippet where a player strapped the Joy-Con to her thigh in a holster and was running in place. The new Nintendo Switch experience appears to make use of the many high-tech features of the Joy-Cons, including the accelerometer, gyroscope, infrared depth sensor and HD Rumble vibration.
Fans are wondering whether this new device is a follow-up to 2007’s popular Wii Fit video game. That exercise and fitness game used the Wii Balance Board in many novel ways and sold more than 22 million copies worldwide.
The trailer reveal came one day after Nintendo announced that they also are bringing Super Nintendo games to the Switch via their Online subscription service. Subscribers to the service (which costs HK$155 per year) will receive all the classic games for free. The list of the 20 launch titles includes incredibly iconic 16-bit games such as Star Fox and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The trailer concluded with an end card that said more info will be coming on September 12.