THQ is throwing its hat into the fitness game ring with its newest game, Adidas miCoach. We have the lowdown on what make's miCoach different.
miCoach is an interactive fitness training game that is designed to help you improve not only your overall fitness, but also your skills in specific sports. You follow along with instructors, copying their moves like a fitness tape and miCoach keeps track of your stats and improvement.
What makes miCoach different from the other fitness games?
The big hook for THQ is that they have teamed up with Adidas and the athletes Adidas sponsors. Famous stars like Dwight Howard, Kaka, and Tyson Gay take you through drills and teach you new techniques to improve your game.
Can I play it outside?
Why would you want to go outside? But yes, you can, actually! miCoach comes with a free app for your smartphone that tracks your jogging paths and puts the stats on the website and into the game to round out your workout regimen. From what we've seen it includes an audio component that alerts you on progress and tells you when to speed up to raise your heart rate.
Does this game use straps or motion controllers?
While we only saw the Kinect version demoed, it sounds like both that and the PlayStation Move version will just use the camera to track your body. The Kinect version did a good job of cutting out the demoer's body and putting them in the game. However in the videos and demos we saw there were free weights and exercise balls, so some exercises may require you to own additional equipment.