In an age of hands-free, mat-free exergaming, the Active Life series is keeping both the ol’ foot mat and the ol’ Wii console very much alive. Amazon has a page up for a fourth entry in the lively family series, Active Life Magical Carnival, coming in October. There are no screenshots or other details, but the title sounds very kid-friendly, probably a harbinger of Wiis being put out to pasture with the little brothers and sisters when the Wii U arrives.
Update: Here are screenshots and a description, via Namco Bandai.
Namco Bandai, makers of the We Cheer and Active Life sweaty games, announced an upcoming game called ExerBeat that looks like We Cheer with personal trainers. It’s compatible with Motion Plus and the balance board, keeps track of calories (I hope it’s more accurate than the We Cheer calorie counter!) supports your Mii and has a feature where you travel “around the world” unlocking new games and places.
The screen shots on IGN only show dancing and boxing type moves using the upper body. I hope there’s a walking mode; Konami’s been dragging its feet on a Walk It Out sequel, so maybe other companies like Namco or Ubisoft can fill those shoes. (Via IGN)