Nintendo Has Made Another Weird Peripheral
Nintendo sure loves trying to get people to exercise.
So Nintendo has something rather odd-looking in the works. Without any prior warning--and in spite of having a Direct presentation literally the day before--Nintendo announced a new experience coming to Switch with a new video, which can be watched below.
It's not exactly clear what Nintendo is advertising, though the company does say that more information will be revealed on September 12. All the video reveals is this circular peripheral for Switch that seems to have a tremendous amount of give, as people in the video can't seem to crush it or stretch it apart no matter how hard they try.
Based on what people are doing in the video, Nintendo may be announcing something for Switch that's akin to Wii Fit--an exercise experience for the Wii console that utilized the Wii remotes' motion sensors and an additional pressure-sensitive peripheral to walk you through various physical activities. Until September 12, however, there's no way to know for sure.
During the latest Direct, Nintendo made several large announcements. It honestly felt like one of the company's E3 presentations. Most of the reveals were for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Banjo & Kazooie are now a playable fighter in the game, and Nintendo announced that more DLC characters are on the way--including Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard. Several new Mii Fighter skins are coming to Ultimate as well, with the notable standout being one of Sans from Undertale.
Speaking of Undertale, developer Toby Fox was announced as the composer for GameFreak's upcoming RPG, Little Town Hero, which is coming to Switch on October 16. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise--a sequel we never thought we'd ever get--was announced for Switch too, scheduled for 2020. Switch is also getting another Assassin's Creed port as well: the Rebel Collection, which combines Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Rogue in one package. Finally, on October 15, an Overwatch port is coming to Switch.