Ever since the Wii, Nintendo has striven to deliver games that help you in your day-to-day life, whether it be the workouts of Wii Fit to the brain busters found in Brain Age. The Switch is slowly but surely getting games that cover the same market, but now Nintendo seems to be going all out by publishing Fitness Boxing in the west.

Developed by Imagineer, Fitness Boxing blends the titular sport with rhythm gaming, with music tracks from Lady Gaga, Pitbull and Kesha. Check out the full press release below:
 

It’s time to get off the couch and get moving! In the Fitness Boxing game, a Nintendo Switch exclusive launching on Jan. 4, you can participate in boxing-based workouts while bopping along to instrumental versions of some popular music hits.

While gripping the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, you will be punching, weaving and squatting using the built-in motion controls to get your whole body moving – no need for additional gym equipment! It’s a great way to burn off some calories after holiday gatherings or work on those fitness New Year’s resolutions you make every year.

Daily training in Fitness Boxing offers both low- and high-intensity options. After selecting from a diverse group of trainers, you can customize their looks with unlockable trainer outfits. The game estimates your approximate body mass index (BMI) and daily calories burned so you can track your progress. As you move toward reaching your goals, you can earn more songs and will also have the opportunity to engage with more challenging training circuits.

With two-player mode, you can team up with a friend or family member to play in tandem or face off in a virtual boxing ring.

Because of the portable power of the Nintendo Switch system, Fitness Boxing can be played at home in TV Mode or on the go using Tabletop mode. For busy moms that might not have time to head to the gym, this game is a great way to get in a quick workout no matter where you are.

Fitness Boxing launches in Europe on December 21st and in North America on January 4th.
 

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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