Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.
Get ready to channel your inner Cobra Kai, sort off. Just in case you’re eager to get into position, strike a pose and strike after binging the fourth series of the hit Netflix series, Cobra Kai, now it is the turn of Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise to show No Mercy once more.
With already 9 instructors to choose from in the base game, 3 of whom are were created for the sequel, today Nintendo has opted to introduce a 10th instructor to players, complete with a new No Mercy mode for the new instructor, but, the 27-year-old Guy is not a newcomer.
It turns out, Guy, a retired boxer whose career was cut short after sustaining an injury, has actually been available in-game since November 3, 2021, ever since version 1.1.0 was released and added both Guy and Korean voices for various characters.
Not too many outfits were included with Guy’s original inclusion and nor were there any in-game achievements that were tied to Guy, so its easy to understand how he could have missed the spotlight the first time around, but it is curious to see Nintendo promoting Fitness Boxing 2’s newest instructor two months after the fact.
Perhaps, now with the holiday season almost over, Nintendo feel we may have overindulged a little more than we should have and now is as good a time as any for players to return to the likes of Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise and Ring Fit Adventure. Whatever the case, it’s time to get acquainted with Guy.
About Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise:
Jab, uppercut, dodge, and more to catchy pop tunes in this rhythmic boxing game! Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to an exercise buddy and box to the beat together.
Customize your workout with the help of a virtual instructor – Choose from nine virtual instructors, select a challenge level from light to heavy and have a workout prepared for you by your trainer, or create one all by yourself from scratch in Free Training. Check out detailed examples, practice specific moves, and receive helpful feedback from your instructor to get the most out of your workout!
- Warm up with the original Fitness Boxing game and then transfer your profile to the Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise game.
- Keep your progress from the original Fitness Boxing game and transfer your profile to the Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise game.
- Get your daily workout on and box (and bop) to the beat. Pass a Joy-Con controller (or two) to a workout partner to enjoy a 2-player boxing session lead by your in-game instructor. These virtual trainers have different personalities and styles, so try them out and find the one that suits you best! Complete achievements to receive tickets you can redeem for outfits to deck out your trainer in fitness fashion.
- Whatever difficulty you play on, you can revisit specific exercises for practice or watch detailed examples to observe perfect form.
- Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise is a way to get in a guided workout, track your activity, and listen to some popular, upbeat jams.
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