The Xbox 360 Kinect may already boast a number of fitness-related video games (including Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, EA Sports Active 2.0, Get Fit with Mel B and Zumba Fitness), but none of them sound as intriguing as the recently announced Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Adventure game, which is expected to launch sometime in November this year.
As James Newton over at kinectaku.com recently noted, the Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Adventure game doesn’t stick players in a gym setting like some fitness-related titles, instead it puts them through their paces in a brand new jungle temple environment. Rather than just simply working out, players are pitted against story-based challenges in order to progress.
If players perform well enough, they may even earn recognition from Jillian Michaels herself. This isn’t the first time that the personal trainer — best known for her appearances in The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian – has appeared in a video game either. Back in 2008 she launched a video game for the Nintendo Wii named Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009.
A year later she released a sequel by the name of Fitness Ultimatum 2010. Michaels also appeared in The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout. The upcoming Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Adventure game for the Xbox 360 Kinect comes with multiple exercise modes including circuit training, individual fitness training and a fitness adventure mode.
The fitness adventure mode features parkour-style action, where players will be participating in both proactive and reactive running, climbing and jumping. Circuit training on the other hand comes with 10 exercise circuits that have been hand-selected by Jillian Michaels. The circuits come in three different difficulty levels, giving players the ability to customize their session.
Meanwhile, the individual fitness training offers players exercises of various difficulties, allowing them to workout at their own pace. The Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Adventure game also comes with training programs that will allow players to use fitness gear they may already have. They will also have the option of choosing exercises that use their own body weight.
The upcoming game also comes with social integration, so players can check out their own or their friends’ performances in the online leaderboards. Another good feature is stats, which enable users to keep track of their progress including what days they’ve worked out on, calories burned, number of circuits / exercises completed and even the amount of time spent exercising.
Does this sound like a fitness game you would buy?