Yesterday, @LittleFriendsEN announced that “Little Friends: Dogs & Cats is coming soon to North America & Europe, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.” According to Nintendoeverything.com, video-game publisher “Sold Out (…) partnered with developer Imagineer to bring the virtual pet simulator to” the west.” The website reports that the game will receive a physical and digital release.
According to Nintendoeverything.com, this title released last year in Japan. Many can interpret it as the Nintendo Switch’s version of Nintendo’s hit franchise, Nintendogs. Regardless of its similarity and familiarity to Nintendo’s beloved franchise, Nintendoeverything.com noted what fans can expect from Imagineer and Sold Out’s take of Nintendogs.
Here’s the information Nintendoeverything.com shared about the game’s content including it’s game-play, breed selection, and more.
“Choose from a variety of puppies and kittens to play with, feed, pet and dress up in an adorable simulation that’s fun for all ages. Get to know their personalities and feed them their favorite food! Play with them using their favorite new toy, or take your puppy out for walks and compete in the flying disc tournament. Dress them up in over 600 stylish accessories to make them look their best. Care for your new furry friend to develop a long-lasting friendship.”
“Meet your new best friend! Choose from 6 breeds of puppy and 3 cute kittens, including Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd and French Bulldog. Give your new friend a name, care for them and develop a bond with them. Lifelike animations help bring your little friends to life.”
“Play with them! Use the Nintendo Switch touch screen to pet your new friend, or take your puppy pal out on walks to keep them as happy as you can. Play ball, practice for the flying disc tournament, and unlock new toys as you play. Play with up to 3 pets at the same time, or use the hotel to keep up to 12 furry friends.”
“Get to know them! Learn what your pet prefers to play and feed them their favorite food. With hundreds of lifelike personality traits, getting to know what each pet prefers is important for bonding with your little friend.”
Nintendoeverything.com also reports that PAX East 2019 attendees will get the chance to play Little Friends: Dogs & Cats “between March 28[th] and March 31[st] at Booth #24096.” So, if you’re a huge fan of the Nintendogs franchise, and are going to PAX East this year, I’d recommend you to give their booth a visit.
As a longtime fan of Nintendogs since its first title for the Nintendo DS family of systems, I’m excited and can’t wait to play it myself. Based on the information above, it seems like the activities are almost identical to those found in Nintendogs.
Although I would love for Nintendo to reveal an in-house developed Nintendogs title for the Nintendo Switch, I believe Sold Out and Imagineer’s Little Friends: Cats & Dogs will keep me cozy until a new Nintendogs game is announced. Furthermore, we’ll be sure to share more information about the title when it’s released.
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