PlayStation Vita Pets Dresses Talking Dogs in Tutus
Posted by Sammy Barker
Wag your tail and woof
We suspect that those of you yapping about the need for new PlayStation Vita games had something other than PlayStation Vita Pets in mind, but we still reckon that there’s potential in the doggy endeavour. The title – in production at EyePet Adventures developer Spiral House – riffs on the ideas originally introduced with Nintendogs, but builds an entire adventure around them.
That means that in addition to grooming, bathing, and kitting out your canine with crazy clothes, you’ll also be able to explore beyond the boundaries of your home. “Together you’ll be able to investigate a massive forest, venture into multiple locations like spooky old mines and graveyards, [and] ultimately make your way to the legendary castle in the centre of the island,” explained creative director Kevin Oxland.
Perhaps the strangest thing is that the dogs can talk. The developer hopes that this will inject the animals with more personality than the mute pets found in other games. “Making humans walk and move realistically in videos games is one thing, but creating truly convincing dogs for today’s demanding younger gamers really is something else,” added Oxland.
There’s no firm release date just yet, but the game’s due out next year. This is clearly coveting a younger audience, which makes us wonder what Sony’s going to do about the system’s price. These types of games were hugely successful on the Nintendo DS – and, to a lesser extent, the PlayStation Portable – because the consoles could be purchased cheaply. The Vita, though, is still a big investment.