While shareholders plead with Nintendo to put their properties on iOS and Android devices, Sony is already casually doing just that. The platform holder recently released Knack’s Quest, a companion to the PlayStation 4 adventure created by Japan Studio – and now it’s followed up with PlayStation Vita Pets: Puppy Parlour, a minigame compilation that should sate your cute animal cravings until Spiral House’s full portable pet escapade deploys in early June.
“We wanted to give people the opportunity to get to know the pups in advance of the full game’s release, and experience one of the core aspects at the same time, so we put together the app to allow players to run their own puppy pampering parlour,” explained associate producer Neil McPhillips on the PlayStation Blog. “Each day, a new dog will arrive into your parlour, and you’ll be tasked with meeting their specific needs through a range of activities.”
These will include taking your mutt for a walk, giving them a good clean, feeding them, and participating in a variety of different minigames. Perform well in the app, and you’ll unlock costumes in the full game, which we suppose is how the platform holder’s tying everything together. The Android version’s out now, with the iOS release due next week. Alas, the real disappointment is that there are no plans to put this on the Vita, which seems like a bit of a missed opportunity.