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You can trounce Dark Souls 3 bosses with a Ring Fit Adventure controller

A Dark Souls 3 player's taken on its beastly bosses using a RingCon mod controller and a big workout

A Dark Souls 3 player has created a mod that lets you tackle FromSoftware’s famously tricky 2016 game using the Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure’s controller, the Ring-Con. Yes, you read that right – the creator’s taken on the RPG game’s biggest baddest bosses using just the circular contraption, a big workout, and a plucky, can-do attitude.

That’s according to a clip posted by Reddit user SuperLouis64, in which he says: “I made a Ring Fit Adventure mod to Play Dark Souls with so I can have more fun exercising while social distancing!” It’s clear the mod makes for some hard work, in more ways than one. As you can see in the clip below, combat and movement require plenty of physical exertion, with the creator needing to more or less constantly jog on the spot to keep moving and survive boss fights.

The mod’s aided by a single Nintendo Switch controller mounted on the side of the Ring-Con to help the user pick the direction of travel, but other than that, it’s all the modder’s own effort. Phew!

Staggeringly, it looks like it’s pretty effective in the right hands. During the clip, SuperLouis manages to down Dark Souls 3’s first (very tough) boss, Iudex Gundyr, as well as Dancer of the Boreal Valley. That’s impressive. Take a look for yourself:

I made a Ring Fit Adventure mod to Play Dark Souls with so I can have more fun Exercising while social distancing! from gaming

It doesn’t seem there’s a way to download the mod for yourself just yet, but SuperLouis does have a bunch more videos in which he tackles some classic games using creative methods. For example, he’s previously taken Dark Souls 3’s Nameless King and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice using only Donkey Kong bongos, and Halo Reach using bananas for controllers.

If you’re a fan of tinkering with RPGs, check out our lists of the best Skyrim mods and Fallout 4 mods on PC.