Please be gentle as this is my first post!!
I have just come across what appears to be the next big thing for the Wii. Due for release on 26/09/2008 can be pre ordered from play.com for £39.99 which appears to be the cheapest I can find. Simular item to the Wii fit board and supplied by Atari with a games package also included.
The basic concept behind Family Trainer is similar to Wii Fit, but rather than a step-on board, Ataris version uses an interactive floor mat.
There are over a dozen frantic single and multiplayer challenges to choose from all based on outdoor challenges amusingly interpreted for the world of Family Trainer, such as river rafting, mine karting, log jumping, rope skipping and much more. The activities take place in a variety of colourful locations including jungle forests full of ancient ruins, a haunted mansion complete with hordes of zombies, and a fairytale world where riding on toys and floating amongst the clouds is the order of the day.
Players can challenge friends or family members on the same mat, or cooperate together, for example trying to balance a runaway mine kart as it hurtles round a gravity defying track. Players can track their progress and set new records for their friends and family to beat, bringing a dose of healthy competition into the madcap mix.