The upcoming 3DS clearly packs a punch in the visuals department in more ways than one, and instead of portraying more human forms of photo-realism, EA has decided to introduce itself to the party with a gardening simulation as its first release on the platform.
My Garden (a working title), is exactly what it sounds like. Offering a variety of different environments such as the arid desert, the rainforest and the banks of a cascading brook, the title lets users choose from hundreds of flower and plant varieties and cultivate them in their own virtual garden. It's not all about plantlife though, as a selection of unique items can be used to help enhance the landscape.
You won't be on your own as a little sidekick called Tanuki will be on hand to test users on a variety of missions. Rare and exotic flowers can be unlocked by snapping photographs using the in-game camera, and there are 20 abilities that Tanuki can learn to help your garden reach its potential.
As your plants begin to grow, their colour and texture will be glorified on the 3D screen. The bright shades of your garden will naturally attract an array of insects, butterflies and birds, as well as other creatures. Additional flocks of birds can be summoned by blowing into the mic to simulate the use of a bird whistle, but if all that chirping starts to get on your nerves, simply shake the 3DS to shoo them all away. In doing so, coins will scatter which can be used on tools and plants.
EA plans to release My Garden as a launch title for the 3DS, whenever that is. Hopefully it won't be too long before we find out.