2K Play Games and Nickelodeon have today announced Nickelodeon Fit exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. Scheduled for release this fall, Nickelodeon Fit provides a new way for kids to stay physically active as they exercise and engage with their favourite characters Dora, Diego, Kai-lan and The Backyardigans, all together in a video game for the first time.
Developed in collaboration with physical education and exercise science expert* Dr. Jackie Goodway, the game features 30 exercise games targeting cardiovascular activity, core muscles, upper and lower body strength, balance, motor skill development and foot and hand-eye coordination.
Using either the Wii Remote or Wii Balance Board, kids can look forward to being able to jump rope with the Backyardigans, go river rafting with Diego, leap over hurdles with Kai-lan, pogo stick with Dora, and even participate in a stamina-building relay race featuring all of the game’s characters.
The game incorporates a tracking feature so that parents can monitor the progress of their children in metrics, including total excercise time and different intensities of physical activity on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. They can also customise workout routines to focus on designated areas of improvement. For example, cross-country biking with Dora can be selected to address endurance, and dirt boarding with Diego can be selected to help improve balance and dexterity.