Billy’s Bootcamp for Wii is out in Japan
Last year it was announced that Billy Blanks, who molded kickboxing, fitness and counting to 8 into a goldmine known as Tae Bo, would be starring in a Wii game – but only in Japan. (He moved across the pond to start a new family with a Japanese woman.) The game, Billy’s Bootcamp Wii de Enjoy Diet, was released in mid-April, and Amazon’s Japanese site has screenshots and a video that includes both gameplay and a badly-dubbed Billy.
The same company that made Billy’s Bootcamp also made Shape Boxing which was rebranded for the US as Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout. Billy’s also has boxing, of course, but instead of punching at a DDR-like vertical scroll, you aim punches and kicks at colorful balls that are thrown your way. The game also has balance board support.
Billy still has name recognition in his homeland (although his namesake son could be eating away at some of that fame) and Tae Bo DVDs are still on shelves, so I don’t see why they couldn’t bring this over here eventually.
Posted on June 2, 2011, in Celebrities, Console games, Exergaming and tagged Billy Blanks, boxing, fitness, Gold's Gym Cardio Workout, Japan, Shape Boxing, Tae-Bo, Video game, wii. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.