Adidas miCoach to get a sporting chance on consoles

30 Apr 2012

Pictured: Real Madrid's Kaka features on the new miCoach console game from Adidas

Adidas’ popular miCoach mobile app is making the big leap to console gaming and will soon appear on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms ahead of the Olympic Games.

505 Games has announced a collaboration with Adidas to bring popular fitness app miCoach to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
While a swathe of at-home fitness games are based on light cardio workouts, dance-yourself-fit training, or yoga and Pilates, miCoach is expected to take a more technical sports-training approach, making use of the full motion-controlled support and optical body tracking provided by the Kinect for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Move.

Bespoke training plans

The app is known for its bespoke training plans suited to a range of sporting activities, and the same level of variety can be expected from the console game.

Avatars of sporting heroes have been created, so you can train alongside tennis pro Ana Ivanovic, heptathlete Jessica Ennis or Real Madrid midfielder Kaká  – and be thankful that this is about training, not competing!

The game will feature more than 400 exercises and is due to hit the shelves this summer – no doubt in time to ride the wave of the Olympics fitness buzz.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.