European publisher Big Ben Interactive is making a bid for the Wii fitness genre with two titles, one of which comes with a full-size exercise bike.
Cyberbike uses it and has players clean up the planet while pedaling through eighteen courses in the game’s story mode. Big Ben claims it is a “genuine innovation” and easy to set up with adjustable saddle and handlebars. The accessory is also compatible with Mario Kart so you can break a sweat while chucking koopa shells. OK, but will we have to plug it into a Wiimote?
Their other fitness game, My Body Coach, includes two 500g (app. 1lb) dumbbells with Wii remote slots. Cyberbike comes out in January 2010 and My Body Coach is due in November.
To Big Ben’s credit their taking a risk on niche titles like Dokapon Kingdom which they’re publishing in November too.
Screenshots of Cyberbike