Pedometer Makes You a Character in a Samurai Storyline

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Bandai is taking a new approach in the herculean task that is enticing nerds to exercise. This pedometer/calorie counter casts you as a 16th century Samurai hell-bent on controlling Japan.

You can choose between three daimyo characters from the Sengoku, or Warring States. The more you walk, the closer you and your foot soldiers will come to conquering Japan. Although, something tells me Samurai wouldn't need a nap after five minutes on a treadmill. [Bandai via Impress via Tokyo Mango]