THQ Inc.today announced that The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout on Kinect for Xbox 360 and The Biggest Loser Challenge for the Wii system from Nintendo, are both now available for purchase at retail outlets throughout North America. Based on the highly successful NBC television show The Biggest Loser, THQ has creatively utilized motion controls to create an interactive experience with phenomenal health benefits that users can enjoy in the comfort of their living rooms. The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout and The Biggest Loser Challenge video games are currently available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 and $39.99 respectively. The Biggest Loser video games are being developed and released through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group and Reveille LLC.
“The newest Biggest Loser video games really take technology to the next level in creating a robust, interactive health and lifestyle tool that centers around diet and exercise,” said Chad Bennett, Vice President of Brand Development and Production, Reveille. “The whole family can have fun together while incorporating the workouts, nutrition, and motivation they see on the show.”
Coached by everyone’s favorite celebrity trainers, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, users of The Biggest Loser health and fitness games have the opportunity to transform their lives. With personalized fitness routines, nutritional guidelines and a wealth of new features that take advantage of today’s most exciting console technology, The Biggest Loser health and fitness games are designed to produce results regardless of players’ current fitness levels and body types.
“The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout and The Biggest Loser Challenge video games are an incredible resource for individuals or families who want to achieve their weight loss goals and live The Biggest Loser lifestyle in a fun and interactive manner,” said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group. “Thanks to an array of new game features and technological innovations, players can now experience a workout like never before within the comforts of their own home.”
“Throughout its ten seasons on NBC, The Biggest Loser has motivated millions to get up off the couch and live a healthier lifestyle,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of THQ’s
Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services division. “We’re very excited to take it a step further and deliver an experience that transforms spectators into participants, by combining great fitness content with the tools they need to reach the goals they desire.”
About The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout and Challenge Video Games
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout on Kinect for Xbox 360 and The Biggest Loser Challenge for Wii are exhilarating interactive health and fitness video games that allow players to experience grueling workouts, competitive challenges, the thrill of winning a weigh-in, and making an easy, healthy meal. In the new games, players can create their own avatar and watch as their body transforms both on and off the screen as they workout in four environments featured from the TV show, including The Biggest Loser Ranch, The Biggest Loser Gym, The Biggest Loser Yoga Area and The Biggest Loser Boxing Ring. Players can workout with a friend in 4, 8 or 12-week programs that can be customized from more than 120 exercise moves, including upper body, lower body, core, cardio, yoga and cardio boxing. The game also allows players to select from 10 pre-set programs that range from a 4-week New You beginner program with a focus on all-around fitness; a challenging 8-week Belly Buster program designed to slim, tone and strengthen stomach muscles; and an intense 12-week Fighting Fit program intended to improve agility, coordination and stamina through cardio boxing.
The Biggest Loser health and fitness games encourage friends and families to participate together by linking players’ profiles so that they can congratulate one another for accomplishments or help motivate those who may not have signed in recently and are behind in their regimen. Players can also join in on another player’s activity without interrupting the game.
Other new features in The Biggest Loser health and fitness games include:
Enhanced Fitness Experience: Players can create a more intense program by incorporating a stability ball or resistance bands into their gameplay. The game will also offer a customized workout experience by adjusting its level of difficulty based on a player’s performance throughout the routine.
Progress Tracking: An in-game calendar tracks players’ progress while also suggesting a recommended routine for that day, challenges, weigh-in information and personalized nutrition information, such as recommended calorie intake, calories burned and calories consumed. Players have the option of inputting outside activity as well so that it counts toward their overall goal.
New Recipes: The game features 50 all-new recipes from The New York Times best-selling book series The Biggest Loser, completing the game as an all-encompassing workout tool.
Motivation: Players are directed and encouraged throughout the game with suggestions and tips from the show’s trainers and former contestants.
Exclusive features found only in The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout on Kinect for Xbox 360 include:
Body Analyzer: Cutting-edge technology scans a player’s body to create customized avatars and routines based on their height and physique.
Video Diary: Charts and numbers only tell a part of the story. The video diary lets players track their achievements, emotions and physical changes as they progress through their program.
Online Multi-Player: Players can workout with their friends and share advice and encouragement.