IGN Preview of Yoga: The First 100% Experience
Dreamcatcher Interactive brought along a trailer to E3 for Yoga, a Wii Balance Board game designed to muscle in on Wii Fit's turf... but serenely.
Set in a pleasantly rendered Buddhist temple, players can select any of the temple's seven levels, each containing five yoga routines for a total of 49 yoga poses, plus a few yoga history lessons sprinkled in to enhance your harmony. Performing poses follows the standard exergame formula: stand on board, holding both Wii controllers, match and hold the on-screen patterns until you've perfected Downward Facing Dog.
Special attention is being paid to the yoga learning curve. Yoga newbies will be gently baby-stepped through simple exercises, while the hardcore yoga element can dive right into a muscle-torturing routine until their chakras are whipped into shape. Players can also program their own routines to increase difficulty over time, or simply to remain with the poses that best help them achieve karmic balance.
Graphically, let us merely say Yoga apparently prefers simplicity over dynamic lighting and high particle counts.
Yoga for the Nintendo Wii is targeted for October 2009.
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