The Settlers developer getting Fit in Six

Blue Byte prepping Ubisoft workout game for March release on PS3 and Wii; version for Sony's system to feature additional downloadable routines.

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In its 22 years of existence, German developer Blue Byte has developed a reputation for PC strategy games, including The Settlers, Dawn of Discovery, and Battle Isle series. However, the studio is flexing different creative muscles for its next project, a fitness game for the PlayStation 3 and Wii.

Fit in Six might be a stretch for PC strategy game studio Blue Byte.
Fit in Six might be a stretch for PC strategy game studio Blue Byte.

Ubisoft today announced Blue Byte as the developer of Fit in Six, a new fitness title built around the PlayStation Move and Wii Remote motion-sensing controllers. The game contains a variety of different workout routines, each focusing on one of a half-dozen areas of fitness: cardio, balance, flexibility, upper body, core body, and lower body.

The Wii version of the game will use Ubisoft's own USB camera accessory, which it debuted in 2009 with another fitness title, Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy. The add-on will give players a picture-in-picture view in the game so they can compare their form to that of the in-game coach.

Players on Sony's system will also be able to use their own music for the workouts. The publisher said the game will analyze a user's playlist and suggest songs with a rhythm to suit the workout in question. Additionally, PS3 players will be able to download add-ons through the PlayStation Network.

Fit in Six is set for release in March. The Wii version will be available as a stand-alone title or bundled with Ubisoft's USB camera.

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I have this for the Move and I love it! I actually just started seeing results this week and lost about 3lbs.

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Hey, technically there is strategy in getting fit.. Still sticking to their roots.. Kind of.. Okay maybe not.

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Ubisoft. :|

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Will my avatar make a charming bricked path if I jog on the spot for 5 minutes?

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Oh god...

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What a disappointing change in Blue Byte's operations. Little wonder that Ubisoft did not roll back the DRM for Settlers VII - it probably just doesn't care about that franchise anymore.

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As Charles Barkley would say, this is just turrble.

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Just sad.

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Yeah, if you want a fitness experiance these days you have to go with Kinect. My wife and I used Wii Fit for a while and it was ok but easily cheated (yes I get tired and lazy like the rest of the planet). But with Kinect almost every game is a bit of a workout, and Fitness Evolved kicks my but and I sweat like a mad man every workout. If you want to be active and get in a good workout, Kinect is the way too go.

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They should have been working on a new Anno, not this... :lol:

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if you want to lose weight while playing games ur only option is kinect... wii and ps move can all be played sitting down and can get the same game results or score as they would standing up and doing the life like movements. there is no shortcuts with kinect.. it can tell if you cheating:P

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lol?

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The creator of deep sim titles on PC is making a casual fitness game? Heh...

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*no comment*

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