Tencent, which works in partnership with Nintendo to deliver its products to consumers in China, has announced a Ring Fit Adventure-specific 'Direct' presentation for the region.
According to translations by Chinese Nintendo, Tencent plans to host the show on 19th August at 5am PST / 8am EST. The presentation will reveal the release date for Nintendo's fitness product in China, information on where fans will be able to buy it, as well as an introduction to the game's content.
Switch owners have had a serious lack of options when it comes to software in China; back in March, it was reported that only three games were available to buy legally from the eShop. While Switch games aren't region-locked, it's not always easy to import physical titles either, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons being the latest to receive a ban.
For gaming fans in China, then, it's pretty essential that Nintendo's first-party titles get official releases to broaden the software library. It's good to see Ring Fit Adventure making the energetic leap to the Chinese market, so here's hoping the launch goes smoothly.
[source weibo.com, via twitter.com, nintendosoup.com]
Looks like the Nintendo PR machine is starting to warm up a little bit.
Are there any Chinese NL users excited for this?
It’s incredible but Nintendo is doing everything in their grasp to dissociate the word direct with excitement xD
I'd love it if they added more songs to the rhythm game.
Must... resist... political statement...
Sure why not, sell it to a billion people!😝
Special cameo - Winnie the Pooh.
Here's the Direct you've been waiting for everyone so you can stop asking for one now.
There are 5 letters in China.
Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1 & 2, 3D World... that's 5 games!
Mario All Stars 2 confirmed!!!
China and Japan are neighbors, China has the second largest economy, one of the biggest gaming markets and ironically has the least amount of officially released Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox games.
I wonder why A.C. was banned.
Gotta love the quotation marks they used for "Direct"
I hope they show BotW2, MP4 etc in this China specific direct
Yeah I know this joke is getting old
@Faucet because you can share custom designs, some of those designs mentioned hong kong protesting slogans. Nintendo choose not to ban those designs so China banned the game
I bet there's a lot of ''education centres'' in China that would stuff like this and LABO.
@Spoony_Tech You mean the device they only managed to make 3 of for the US and UK combined? Wait until China finds out about amiibo. 😉
@Octane I think they only have 1 2 Switch in those centers. 😝
Watch the total units of sales for Ring Fit Adventures rise through the roof and potentially rival Animal Crossing total worldwide sales at the end of the day thanks to the game being released in China.
@Kirby_Girl some dlc would be nice. I think even some extend jogs would be nice. More mini games and a few more levels.
@rjejr Oof, now that is torture.
Can anyone who has this game give me his/her honest opinion on the game?
I hope this isn’t what the leak was talking about.
@Alztru : yes I can
I wish Nintendo had nothing to do with Tencent, or even China, really.
Everyone who wants a game in China has to go through Tencent. How convenient...
It must suck to live in China.
@Don I wonder why?
I love Ring Fit Adventure but.. why should we care what’s going on for China...?
@abbyhitter must be even worse living in the USA...
@DoktorTotenKopf Yeah you're right, living in the us is so much worse than in a communist country
@Clammy Well I'd like to hear it. Is it really that good or just gimmicky? And does it have decent replay value (or long enough to keep one engaged for a long time - 100s of hours hopefully)? And also, do you it can offer decent exercise like maybe for someone trying to lose some weight?
@Kalmaro Should have gone for it! @Octane beat you to it!
@Chlocean Thought about it, didn't feel like being that guy today.
@hippoeater the USA is literally falling apart and you’re too ignorant to realize it.
@Faucet Animal Crossing didn't pass because there is user created content that wouldn't pass the Chinese moderators. The Chinese government likely wouldn't want to risk any anti-government content being slipt into the game by users.
@DoktorTotenKopf What? No it isn't. Things could be better, sure, but we are not falling apart. Who told you it was?
@Quarth I kind of wondered the same thing. I did a quick check on the site below and it appears Nintendolife currently is accessible in China. So welcome to any of our Chinese neighbors!
@Alztru I can recommend whole heartedly. I’ve been loving it. I’ve played it about 22 days (taking some off here and there). So far there is a ton of content. I’m in world 8, but I’ve seen people up to world 50 something in the rankings So I still don’t know how many there are.. but the worlds are big, so estimating going at my rate it’d take about 130 days of playing to get to world 50!? Then there are all of the mini games which are fun and plenty. The rhythm game mode is pretty cool tho not huge. Also you can make your own custom workouts based on the exercise “skills” you’ve unlocked - which would give endless potential bc you’re just doing the workouts. Also there’s a mode where you can just work your arms out while doing whatever while the switch is in sleep mode which is just a lil bonus to earn extra items and exp (and muscles!).
I’m a skinny guy but I’ve had a lot of body pain as my supporting/smaller muscles haven’t been strong enough which leads to overusing big muscle groups. Ring fit has really given me a lot of muscle build up which is helping my posture and everything. Also my mood.
Plus the game is just fun and so upbeat! Not a perfect game by any means but as a workout experience it’s awesome. Hope that helps haha
@Kalmaro The state of the US is interesting right now. With the whole push for racial equality (that many of us thought already existed), some parts of the country are basically lawless wastelands. You have talks of defunding the police, looting, rioting, on top of peaceful protests, and not to mention being in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. So while a lot of the US is okay now, there are parts that are falling apart into lawlessness.
I love how there's no mention at all to the fact that most chinese buy nintendo games outside of china or digital in their imported switch on the part about animal crossing. Like, yes, the official has only 3 games but most chinese havei mported switch and buy digitally. lol
@Nico07 Oh for sure, a lot of those places are also being run by one poloyical side in general and people are starting to notice. 70+ days of non-stop riots is absurd.
is this a real game still never found one out in the wild
@nessisonett Perfect reply. 👌
China lacks in software development outside mobile. They are catching up but still we havent seen any great games from chinese companies. Its mostly copycats for now but one day i hope they can make something great. Hope government and politics stay out of creative process.
@Kalmaro you clearly aren’t paying attention...
@Kalmaro Neo fascism on the rise, the petulant president locking up mailboxes and suppressing voters, acting like a mini dictator, censorship, police brutality, constant corruption, riots, etc. the USA is a vacuous wasteland.
@DoktorTotenKopf I'm seeing a lot of assumptions and just straight up falsehoods from you and very little evidence to back them up.
@rjejr haha facts. I still haven't bought this game, because that simply don't keep it in stock.
Great! Now supply will really be constraint.
@Kalmaro I pity you. Your whole country is falling apart and you are stuck in a fantasyland.
@DoktorTotenKopf Again, I'm seeing accusations but nothing to back them up.
Nintendo should sneak in some Winnie the Poo DLC.
Tencent - EA in China.
@neogyo Thanks a lot. Much appreciated!
@Kisame83 I was in Target a few weeks ago and they had about 8 in the display. I'm in Target every week and that is the ONLY time I have ever seen them.
Any update on the Direct? NintendoLife??
Good luck. Gaming and media industry in China is full of censorship and copy cats.
Well yea pretty much all that stuff the Doktor said is true except the riots every day thing. All of the ugliness of this country is showing itself. But we’re not a desolate wasteland yet. For all the bad actors/idiots there are way more people with good hearts/intelligence. We have to keep believing in positive change and work for it too! (Agape)Love is an action
@Alztru definitely! Last time I played I checked and saw someone at World 80 or something so it definitely keeps going. Tho I will point out some negatives to be fair—
The story is whatever, same w all the NPCs tho I like the villain. Much of the scenery/courses repeat themselves. But that’s not why you’re playing the game so it doesn’t really matter to me:)
@neogyo I'd have to disagree, a lot of the stuff they mentioned has no proof as far as I am aware and they aren't trying to provide any.
@Kalmaro I hear ya, this stuff can be overlooked , but unfortunately I’m seeing a lot of it firsthand in Portland OR. We’ve got many white supremacist antagonizers that love coming into downtown and causing trouble - very much in the Neo fascism wing of thinking. As for voter suppression, it’s been happening for a long time especially targeting African American communities lots of data on this but here’s one place to look - https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/565355/
And currently the president is actively removing sorting machines and mail drop off boxes quite literally, just as one part of a multi pronged attack on the USPS - https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/08/usps-removes-mailboxes-in-portland-and-eugene-cites-declining-mail-volume.html%3foutputType=amp
And constant corruption is all just part of the operation , Republican or Democrat. Nothing new about it, but our current leader is really overt with his tactics.. plenty of examples to look up especially in regards to corporate interests investments into shaping policies.
But I’m still optimistic!
@neogyo Whoops, I should have been specific. The stuff happening in Portland Oregon I absolutely believe is happening since we have pictures, videos, etc of what's going on.
I was looking more at the comments over Trump locking up mailboxes. Like one article you mentioned where Trump was removing boxes. The article said the post office was removing duplicate boxes and replacing some with boxes that offer higher security. Not that Trump was just removing them. He doesn't appear to have anything to do with that.
He is on record saying that voter fraud happens and that he didn't support tossing 25 billion dollars at the postal service for mail in voting that we already have evidence to support would be bad. Like people getting forms notent for them, some made for folks who aren't even alive anymore, etc.
Keep in mind, that suggestion for money was being shoveled in by the democrats as part of the agreements for corna virus support for Americans. The post office has nothing to do with our suffering from the pandemic and holding our support ransom for vote-by-mail seems odd.
We don't need mail in voting, people are already going to public areas with masks while social distancing. We can just keep doing that while voting.
Corruption in our government is totally a thing though, I won't disagree with that. I wouldn't go as far as to say our country is falling apart. We are more than our government.
@Kalmaro indeed I hear ya
Though I will argue that voting by mail is really the best way to do it. It’s how Oregon has done it forever. It makes it so easy for everyone to participate, and there is actually very little room for error/fraud. Tho of course examples can be found. There are Just as many examples or more of voting machine tomfoolery.
I never like how policies are snuck into bills it always feels shady. That said, I Do support the idea of bailing out the USPS as it’s a public service that is important to maintain. The republican argument is that It’s not profitable, But that shouldn’t matter. Its not meant to be for profit, I mean is the military profitable? How much money do we throw there. Or how much do we spend to bail out banks who perpetrate crimes (looking at you Obama) Also they actually were profitable until Republicans passed a bill requiring them to put aside pay for future employees in 2006- check into that..
And yea it’s not Trump doing but it is the guy he appointed as head postmaster. Look into DeJoy, he’s fired top USPS employees along w these removals of sorting machines and boxes Happening in many places- really don’t see why they’d be replacing them. I know of some in my city that are missing so I’ll keep an eye out for the shiny new ones tho! DeJoy is heavily invested in other mail carrying companies... again it’s all money related. And Trump really doesn’t want everyone to have a fair shot at voting because he would most likely lose. So they’re a perfect partnership right now.
Anyways none of this is fun
@neogyo "The republican argument is that It’s not profitable, But that shouldn’t matter. Its not meant to be for profit, I mean is the military profitable?"
Oh yes, war is VERY profitable, to certain people. I'm not saying I agree with it, just that it's profitable.
We don't need the postal service as bad as people think,, there are private companies that could fill in and even just help fund and o erhaul the current postal system we have. Personally, I'm not thrilled with the idea of the postal service being so inept and wasteful that the democrats feel that it an only be saved by tossing tens of billions at it with no effort to actually fix it. That's just wasting money imo.
If you want another opinion (not saying yours is wrong, just offering another point of view) I would suggest listening to this. He breaks down a lot of the issues surrounding the claims Trump is trying to work the postal service in his favor. https://youtu.be/rRvN5Tofk3s
@Kalmaro Alright I gave this guy a listen, and I appreciate the differing view - I like to stay open best I can!, but here's where I can't get into him (just basing off of this one video) - his high intensity hyperbole over things that aren't as big of a deal as he makes them seem. He said the liberals/dems are in a state of extreme paranoia, when he himself overreacts to the point of wanting to move away from NJ over the bill mandating that all residents have the option to vote by mail. He reads twice that everyone can still vote in person..why does he feel so attacked and infuriated - and why is Trump suing over this? Again, there really isn't much evidence of vote by mail fraud - https://news.yahoo.com/judge-asked-trumps-lawyers-prove-214605614.html Oregon has done it forever. Odd how Trump himself votes by mail, and is encouraging Florida to do so? https://apnews.com/19ade6dafb5b6f82f324e4be9b12a7a0
Even weirder - voters encouraged to do absentee votes with a picture of his face and a tweet on it? https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/16/politics/postal-service-trump-absentee-ballot-request-mail-usps/index.html
Taking away mail boxes really isn't going to save USPS much time, I mean they're on the carriers routes anyway. I think they provide an important service that has to be regulated by our govt which is good in my opinion, though I'm really not down with private companies taking over everything in general, and am pretty down on the capitalist directive as a whole - as it requires extreme imbalances of power/wealth, and assumes a concept of infinite growth inherently, which is impossible, and unnecessary - you know what I mean!? Like why is it that company's need to grow every year to be successful? I worked at Whole Foods before they sold, and they were still making year over year profit, but all the analysts and market said was they were doing poorly and had to sell.. just sucks that this is the way our country is run.
I really encourage you to look into this if you want to know why USPS is not 'profitable' - it's not due to ineptitude. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-04-04/congress-not-amazon-messed-up-the-u-s-postal-service the top two articles here are short and worth a read. And DeJoy is backing down now because people called him out.
And as for the military, yea it's like you said, just for certain people -private sectors, but in reality it's a huge (and mostly unnecessary expense on taxpayers) - check this out https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/28/us-deficit-military-spending-budget-bring-home-troops/ (not a liberal angle either).
Anyway I appreciate your openness and willingness. I usually don't get into political conversations online, (especially in our beloved Nintendolife), because people get so one sided and heated. It's really important to stay open and flexible as there is so much misinformation and opinion floating around. I'll definitely look forward to your further thoughts if you want to share more. peace!
@neogyo You, still waitin to get back to this. I'm a bit distracted with the hurricane nonsense going on atm.
@rjejr I'll just have to keep an eye out. I having been in big stores as much of late, for obvious reasons lol
@Kisame83 Yeah stores are a good place to avoid. I'm in the NYC suburbs and I pretty much don't leave the house, do as much shopping online as possible. But we gotta eat, so Target once a week.
@Kalmaro all good take your time or don’t even feel you gotta reply:) just trying to keep the info rolling. It’s good to keep learning and hearing different perspectives so I would be interested in your thoughts. Are you in a hurricane affected zone?? Hope all is well
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