Hmm, this isn't a bad idea at all, but doesn't the promotional photos for the upcoming Nintendo Wii title Cyberbike instill more than a wii bit of concern for those who might find themselves on the heavier side of the weight scale riding what appears to be a very cheaply constructed stationery bike we might have last seen in Rodney Dangerfield's Easy Money?
Here's the product PR info, which is scant on details about the actual exercise bike itself:
Discover the very first video game that comes with an exercise bike—have fun while pedalling! Cyberbike introduces a brand new way to do sports in your living room. The game invites you use your eco-citizen's head and legs to clean up the planet. Clear paths and roads of the sources of pollution that are ruining the environment as you cycle along on some of the most improbable vehicles ever imagined—on land, sea and air. Using the bike included with the game, players are able to ride through 18 different circuits. As you progress, numerous accessories are unlocked to customize your vehicles and equipment, such as new backpacks and new vehicle colors.
There's something for all the family with three game modes: Fitness, Story, and Multiplayer (up to four players taking turns).
The exercise bike bundled with the game is a genuine innovation. It is simple to connect it to your Nintendo Wii and can be used by all the family thanks to the adjustable saddle and handlebars.
Would be Lance Armstrongs can mark a release date of January 2010, published by Bigben Interactive, who also happen to publish another fitness related Wii title, My Body Coach, partnered with two 500g dumbbells included with the "game" (winning entails losing fat and getting fit).