There might be some tangible benefit to measuring your daily steps with Nintendo’s Pedometer toy. We’re not going to discuss those here because Personal Trainer: Walking introduces another feature a portable Mii-like character creator. Each of the four profiles has an assigned face which you can create by dragging lips, eyes, and other parts into place. The program reminds me of Nintendo’s 2007 GDC keynote where Mii software was shown running on the Nintendo DS. The only difference is it looks like you can make a face for the dog in the game too.
If you already have a Wii you can transfer your Mii over to Personal Trainer: Walking too. It isn’t clear if Personal Trainer: Walking will have it’s own channel like the Speaker Channel bundled with Band Brothers DX or if Nintendo will upgrade the Mii channel in the future. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time also uses Mii data so this could be the next trend in Wii/DS connectivity.
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