As the coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the country, an increasing number of us are being ordered to remain in our homes. As the length and number of these confinements increase, it may be hard for people to find things to do in the safety of home. Nintendo is doing its part to encourage physical activity by releasing a fun new update for Ring Fit Adventure, which will have you exercising to the beat.
Earlier today Nintendo dropped a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, during which the details of this update were revealed. The major addition is Rhythm mode, which has you pushing and pulling the Ring-Con in time with music. Currently, there are 17 songs to pick from, including a small handful from Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Wii Fit. Each song contains two modes (Arms + Legs or Core + Legs) and multiple difficulties to select from depending on which area of your body you want to work out and how vigorous you want the exercise to be.
It’s available to download as a free update right now, and all things considered, it’s a nice little addition to an already great workout game. I don’t think it will replace my regular routine of Just Dance and the Ring Fit Adventure campaign mode, but it’s a fun way to supplement them. I just wish there were more Nintendo songs (perhaps in a future update?).
Rhythm mode isn’t the only new addition though. With this update, a number of new customization options are available for Ring, including a female voice and the inclusion of multiple languages. Lastly, both Custom and Quick Play modes now feature jogging as an exercise. If you just want to take a leisurely pace through the game’s stages without having to battle, this new option is for you.
If you’re looking for something new to do while waiting out the current public health crisis, consider giving Ring Fit Adventure‘s new update a try!