Fit to go: Wii Fit Plus adds new exercises and minigames
No one may have expected that Wii Fit was going to be the breakout hit it was when it launched last year, but this year's E3 shows that the game designers took notice.
The show saw the debut of Wii Fit Plus, set to ship in the fall, which expands the capabilities and adds some customization to the bestselling original. There are six new strength and yoga activities and now you can queue up the exercises in any order you like. If you want to repeat the ones you like or get rid of the breaks between exercises, you can. You can even target specific body areas for strengthening or toning or keep track of the total calories you've burned.
They've added some new balancing games as well. You can juggle, skateboard and there is a game called "Perfect 10" that requires you to swing your hips in different directions while balancing in order to choose numbers on the screen.
Nintendo also debuted a neat little add-on to the Wii system called the Wii Vitality Sensor, a finger cuff that measures your own biometric data. It may just allow for super-accurate calorie counting and fitness monitoring for future games.