With the huge success of the Wii Balance Board and fitness software such as Wii Fit and Wii Sports Active it was only a matter of time before someone tried something even more ambitious. Step forward then, Bigben Interactive, which has actually gone the whole hog and bundled an exercise bike with their game!
In, Cyberbike™, one of two fitness games that Bigben are about to launch onto the market, you get to ride along on an actual real physical exercise bike in your living room. And look, we have photographic evidence of a real-life lady riding it, just in case you think we’re making it up. Playing the part of a power-pedalling eco-warrior, you get to clear paths and roads of sources of pollution, all the while riding along on land, sea and air. As you progress through 18 different circuits, you’ll also unlock accessories such as backpacks and new paint colours for your bike. There are three different game modes: Fitness, Story and Multiplayer (up to four players taking turns). Bigben says that the exercise bike has an adjustable saddle and handlebars to make it accessible for all the family. And by the looks of the pack shot, the bundled exercise bike is also compatible with Wii Mario Kart™. Cyberbike will hit the stores in January 2010, just perfect for shedding all those post-holiday pounds. No idea about cost yet.
My Body Coach is Bigben’s other fitness game, due to launch on 20th November. It comes complete with two 500g dumbbells, and has been developed in partnership with sports and nutrition experts. Hollywood trainer to the stars Valerie Orsoni will guide you through an extensive fitness programme, which is tailored to your age, sex, weight and physical condition. You’ll even get nutrition advice along the way. My Body Coach is designed to train every part of your body, and features a variety of exercise sessions to choose from, lasting from seven minutes to up to an hour, including warm-ups and stretches.