Wii Fit Plus is set to be the next big seller when it comes to Wii videogames and might even give Modern Warfare 2, from Infinity Ward and Activision, a run for its money when it comes to the biggest seller of 2009. And it seems that more and more celebrities are interested in getting their likeness in a fitness game, maybe to demonstrate how fit they are and surely in order to get a fat pay check from the publisher, which can use their image to get more sales.
The latest to join the trend is singer and actress Beyonce, who was previously involved in videogame promotions since doing a Nintendo DS commercial earlier in the year.
Billboard magazine had an interview with Beyonce touching on a lot of subjects. When asked about the projects she had on her to do list, the artist is quoted as saying that “I'm interested in a lot of different things. I'd like to get involved in videogames since I really love Wii Fit. I think it would be a great idea to incorporate choreography because for me my workout is way more fun when it involves dancing as opposed to running on a boring treadmill. So I would love to do some kind of fitness game but incorporate dance and performance into it. I think a lot of women would enjoy that.”
It would be interesting to see Nintendo putting out a Wii Fit expansion pack featuring the star but she will probably be courted by other developers and publishers to be featured in their titles.
Jillian Michaels, who is seen as a fitness expert, has already appeared in three games, including one based on The Biggest Loser, and Jenny McCarthy is set to star in Your Shape, a videogame that will use a camera to scan the bodies of the players in order to recommend a fitness routine for them.