After a glorious two weeks on shelves around North America and Europe, the 3DS has convinced many it's not just a souped-up Nintendo DS: it's got no Petz games for a start. Well, that honeymoon period is about to end, as Ubisoft has announced Petz Fantasy 3D for release in June.
Animals including unicorns and red pandas hatch from giant eggs, with each pet having its own magical powers including the ability to transform into everyday objects. As the press release says, "bonding with Petz has never been so realistic."
The first fantastic screenshots are below.
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES PETZ FANTASY™ 3D FOR THE NINTENDO 3DS™ SYSTEM, A NEW AND MAGICAL TYPE OF NURTURING GAME
Ubisoft today announced Petz Fantasy™ 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, the first Nintendo 3DS title from the #1 handheld pet-simulation brand of 2010. Set to hit store shelves this summer, Petz Fantasy 3D is a fresh new nurturing game for the new Nintendo 3DS platform, allowing players to take care of incredibly realistic, surprising and adorable magical pets in an all-new way.
Players will discover and take care of their fantasy pets in an immersive, whimsical 3D environment full of floating islands, magical lands and snow-topped mountains. The game will allow players to nurture magical eggs that hatch into surprising pets, such as unicorns and red pandas, each with their own personality and magical powers. Each fantasy pet will react to players in 3D just like real pets, by licking the screen when players pet them to jumping up and down when players give them their favorite food. Bonding with Petz has never been so realistic. Players can also teach their Fantasy Petz magical powers and even train them to transform into ordinary household objects to keep them a secret!
As players progress in the game, they can hatch and collect more and more adorable and lifelike 3D fantasy Petz. Each pet requires love and care to help them grow, including feeding them their favorite foods, petting them and cleaning them in a lifelike kids’ bathroom as they try to hide from you.
Other features include fun new mini-games and augmented reality features that use the Nintendo 3DS camera to decrypt codes on cards and discover new 3D, realistic creatures, outfits and accessories.
Petz Fantasy is the perfect game for the imaginative child looking for a magical pet to take care of.
Why must they spell pets, "Petz"?! That makes it so much worse.
Wake me when Pet Zombies in 3D is released. That's the only pet game I'd care to play.
Hmmmmm,i was strangely attracted to this article......
Yeah Pet Zombies is totally a day 1 buy!!!
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I see the usual plethora of Ubisoft cash ins are back... >: (
Does anyone seriously buy this junk? I cannot see them making a profit on this type of game.
Ubisoft, cool it down.
No one tells you to handle 15 3DS games at once.
Yeah, apparently they have MORE than 15 titles in the works for the 3DS. Really crazy but it's business and will surely attract more consumers to get a 3DS for better or for worse.
coming soon to the twee de s!
Someone needs to stop Ubisoft. NOW.
Grabs tranquilizer guns
Let's go get us a crazed developer boys!
Cute? They're grotesque!
They look like the kinds of pets H.R. Pufnstuf would keep. shudders
Next up, "Pet Fantasyz" from gameloft.
These things scare me more than any 3D pet zombie ever could.
wow. i gotta take care not showing screenshots of this to my kids.
my 3DS is in danger !
@y2 - man I was gonna make a Gameloft's-gonna-rip-this-IP-off-in-a-matter-of-weeks joke but you beat me to it
This looks fuggin awesome.
@11 - Sadly, yes. By the bucket, too. Hence why there were sooo many of them on the DS. "My Pet Robot Dolphin Health Spa On The Moon 2 3D" is surely just around the corner.
Respect for Ubisoft - Lowered by 1000P.
"bonding with Petz has never been so realistic."
...buy a friggin cat
Frankly I thought my friend's Petz Fantasy was rather good. Until I started playing it.
Is there any chance that some of the petz can be evil fire breathing dragons?! ;p
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