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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player mods Ring Fit controller to get about their island

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 An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has modded a Ring Fit controller to get around their island as a way to “exercise those loans away!” 

In the video which was uploaded to TikTok, Superlouis_64 shows viewers how they play the island getaway game using just the Ring Fit Adventure ring-con and leg attachment. According to the modder, an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Ring Fit mod is needed to achieve this daring undertaking but “now you can lose weight and do chores at the same time.” 


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As the Tiktok demonstrates, the player will need to physically jog on the spot to make their character traverse across their island, which is much more tiring than just tilting the joystick. Players will also have to squeeze the ring-con to use any items which, if you’ve played Ring Fit yourself, you’ll already know can be a feat to do just once. If this is too much, however, there’s also the option to punch the air with a joycon in hand to do the same thing.

To make things even more exhausting, players apparently have to squat to open their menu and as Superlouis_64 says themselves: “for those who play Animal Crossing, you’ll know how much menu management you have to do.”

This isn’t the first time that the Tiktok star/YouTuber has attempted such a tiring gaming session, as they also used the Ring Fit controller to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as the Xbox Kinect to control Mario in Super Mario 64, and not forgetting their ambitious Dark Souls 3 Ring Fit mod

If you’re now thinking of putting more activity in your gaming sessions, take a look at where to buy Ring Fit Adventure

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.