On this portion of the site we'll review Wii Fitness Games that aren't released yet, but which are planned or in development.
2012 has been pretty slow as far as new Wii fitness games. There's a lot of speculation about why. Some say that publishers are skittish after a company sued all the Wii fitness game manufacturers, claiming that they all infringed on a patent they filed years ago. Others say that because the Wii U is coming, companies don't want to invest in fitness titles now.
Having said that, news of new Wii fitness titles is starting to spread. I've put the most anticipated new exercise games below. Have you heard of another upcoming Wii game that belongs on this list? Add a comment below!
A series of leaks about launch titles for the Wii U (the sequel to the Wii due out this Fall) speculated that Ubisoft will be releasing the sequel to Just Dance 3 on the new Wii U. Not much is known about it at this point, but since the Wii will continue to support the MotionPlus controller, it's probably safe to say that gameplay will be pretty much along the lines of the previous three Just Dance titles. It will be interesting to see if Ubisoft figures out how to make use of the new controller or the Wii U's more powerful processor. Should be fun to watch.
Similarly, Ubisoft's Your Shape, a dud on the Wii but a big hit on the Xbox, will be released on the Wii U. Again, it'll be interesting to see if Ubisoft figures out a way to use the Wii U's unique capabilities to make this a great workout game. Granted they don't have the Kinect's spot-on motion detection to work with, but I can imagine them doing interesting things with the combination of the MotionPlus controller, the Balance Board, and the Wii U controller, all of which will still be supported.
Majesco originally announced that in "late 2011", they'll be releasing a game based on Hollywood fitness-expert-to-the-stars Pasternak's 5-Factor Fitness program. That's since been updated to "late 2012". Designed to generate results in just five weeks, the successful 5-Factor Fitness program is based on five-ingredient meals, five times a day, coupled with Harley's signature fitness program of five-minute sets that he uses to train celebrities. We'll see if they deliver.
Have you heard about any new games coming out that I missed? Add a comment here!