Nintendo Wii & Cycling, Together

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It seems that the Nintendo Wii has a new game and accessory out, a stationary bike.

The Cyberbike comes from European publisher Bigben Interactive, who generally deal more in video game accessories than they do full0-fledged titles, and when you get right down to it, the Cyberbike contains a lot more accessory than it does game. The game that comes packed-in places you in the role of an eco-citizen, using your head and legs to clean up the planet. You clear pollution by riding over land, sea, and air, powering your strange vehicles with your feet.The game is due for release in January 2010, and in case you are worried about only having one game to use it with, the Cyberbike is also compatible with Mario Kart Wii, so there is that at least. I’m not seeing any word on pricing, but I’d estimate the European release will run somewhere around more than you are willing to pay.

The points I found interesting was the “eco-citiizen” and how you will be cleaning up pollution.  I’m not sure that game will catch on, but using the Cycberbike to bike my way through Mario Kart will be a good excercise in itself and much better than sitting on the trainer in the winter.   The question now is cost and how durable the Cyberbike is.

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2 Comments on “Nintendo Wii & Cycling, Together”

  1. The game is worth mentioning but the question isn’t really the game. The accessory maker had to release something to make buying the hardware not a chicken & egg problem. What I’m wondering is how good is the bike. Just as EA Sports as a blockbuster titles featuring a star athlete of that sport, you can easily see a LA title here. Is the bike going to provide enough resistance to be able to do network virtual classics, Tour races or sightseeing rides. That’s a killer cycling app.

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