New leash on life
The original Nintendogs blew many away upon its release way back in 2006 – here was a game designed to show off the DS in full, with voice recognition, plenty of touchscreen functions and even a communication feature called Bark Mode that let consoles exchange data automatically. Fast forward five years and we've got Nintendogs +...
Are we barking up the wrong tree?
It has been 12 long years since we last heard the infamous instructions of "Lucky, Daisy, Baxter" while we sat in a completely sound-proofed room attempting to teach our dog its name in the 3DS' Nintendogs + Cats. Of course, this followed the six-year wait after the release of the original Nintendogs on the DS — a...
Nintendo's cute canine sim first came bounding onto Nintendo DS just over 15 years ago in the US, way back in August 2005. In this Soapbox article, Rebecca remembers how the original game took over her life and ponders where the series has wandered off to... When I was eight years old, all I wanted was a pooch of my own to love and...
Here's a fun fact for you
Remember the wonderful little good boy in Super Mario Odyssey? The one that ran around and played with you at the beach? Of course you do. Well, as it turns out, this very dog was actually already a famous Nintendo star, likely explaining its talent and confidence on screen when playing fetch with Cappy and digging up...
And an Animal Crossing 3DS theme
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are seven new discounts up for grabs this time, all for the Nintendo 3DS (it would seem that My Nintendo has given up on Wii U at this point). As always,...
A new leash on life
In 2016, Nintendo quietly removed the Nintendogs + Cats games for the 3DS from the North American eShop without any warning. It left users in this region with no other choice but to seek out a physical copy if they wanted to spend some quality time with these adorable pets. Now, out of nowhere, all three games are back up on the...
And lots of Nintendogs
The latest collection of My Nintendo rewards has now gone live in Europe, with lots of games beginning with the letter "F" - and lots of dogs - being present this time around. One highlight, in particular, is Level-5 RPG Fantasy Life, which is seeing a discount for the first time. We enjoyed the 3DS adventure when...
A rare moment of clarity
A lot of what emerges from the mind of Paris Hilton isn't worth reporting on, but somehow the stars have aligned and this vacuous celebrity has uttered something actually worth taking note of. Hilton has tweeted a question that we've not pondered ourselves until now: why hasn't Nintendo put Nintendogs on smartphones?...
Wii U game + amiibo bundles are coming, too
Nintendo of America is jumping into the 'back to school' craze, but its latest announcements are good news for fans of all ages in North America. It's expanding the Nintendo Selects range, releasing a rather nice small New Nintendo 3DS bundle, and also planning some Wii U game + amiibo bundles. First of...
Link Between Worlds for £16
Unlike Nintendo of America, the European subsidiary of the company - for various legal and retail reasons we won't get into here - doesn't announce firm prices for products. When NoA says a game will be out for $60, those of us in Europe have the alternative of shopping around for the best deals. So, when major 3DS...
Legend of Zelda! Star Fox! Mario Tennis! More!
The Nintendo Selects series became a key part of the Wii catalogue, as high quality games became available at discount prices to tempt late adopters to give them a try. We're finally going to see the same initiative on 3DS, with Nintendo of Europe confirming six games that'll join the range for the...
nintendogs puppies are back in the palm of your hand on the Nintendo 3DS system, with even cuter and more expressive puppies and, for the first time, kittens!
The fun from the original nintendogs game returns, with multiple breeds to choose from, accessories for your puppies and kittens to wear, and the ability to let your puppies and kittens train and compete in different challenges and activities.
More than 20 breeds to choose from
Each puppy and kitten has unique coloring and personality possibilities.
Breed choice depends on game version. These include French Bulldog, Toy Poodle and Golden Retriever.
Puppies and kittens come to life
Puppies and kittens look fluffier, softer and more expressive than ever in 3D.
Adorably life-like puppies and kittens react to your touch and your voice using the built-in camera, touch screen and microphone. The facial-recognition technologies on the Nintendo 3DS even let puppies recognize their owners.
You can take pictures of your puppies and kittens by simply tapping the camera icon on the screen, which you can save to your album and share with your friends.
Share your experience with friends and other players
Exchange your Mii™ characters, puppies and kittens, and presents with other nearby players over a wireless connection (StreetPass™).
Seamlessly hop online and download new game content such as new Mii characters and items such as pet accessories (SpotPass™)*
Play with your puppies and kittens in your world
With the Nintendo 3DS augmented-reality feature, you can watch your puppy play on your dining room table or sit in the palm of your hand.
You will be able to walk with your puppy and have your steps counted by the built-in pedometer on the Nintendo 3DS system when you have the game inserted and in sleep mode.
The Journal feature will keep track of your daily activities in the game. You can view other players you’ve encountered with StreetPass, view your pedometer data, etc.