Back in September Nintendo teased some kind of exercise peripheral set we referred to at the time as Switch Fit. That has since been revealed to be Ring Fit Adventure, and South Africans will be able to get it on launch day without needing to do any importing.
Local online retailer Raru has the bundle – including the game, Ring-Con and Leg Strap – up for pre-order at R1 299.
The expected release date is 18th October, which is the same as the international release date.
In terms of price it’s on par with what it’s being sold for overseas. In the US the bundle costs $80 which, at the time of writing, converts to ~R1 180. A R119 price difference is great considering that the box is much bigger than a regular game, meaning that it will be more expensive to import. That $80 US price is also not including tax, depending on where you buy it from.
Even if you’re happy with the price, you still may be wondering what the hell this actually is.
Ring Fit Adventure is an exercise system that uses two peripherals that have slots for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. This is used to track your body movement and translate them into actions inside of a turn-based game.
Strangely enough, the game side of this actually looks really promising, and you can see more of it (as presented by two creepy hosts) in the extended trailer below.
As mentioned in the reveal story, it’s rather strange that Ring Fit Adventure is being advertised so soon to the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, which cannot work with this game out of the box (due to the lack of detachable Joy-Cons). The Switch Lite launches today, so there’s a bit only a small gap between the two products.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Raru isn’t the best when it comes to honouring their orders, as we (and many others) have experienced problems with the store cancelling orders after they’ve been paid for. It doesn’t happen with most orders, but keep it in mind before making any purchases.