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Majesco has confirmed today that Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be coming to the US this April, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.

The sequel to the DS original — which itself is an off-shoot of the incredibly successful Cooking Mama series — Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends is developed by Cooking Mama Ltd. and showcases more than 50 new types of plants to nurture.

Here's the press release, along with a complete rundown of features:

Mama is going green again in a brand new stylus-based experience that challenges players to grow 50 fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables her animal friends can sell in their woodland shops. Additional gameplay features of Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends include:

  • Use the stylus as your master gardening tool to plant seeds, bulbs and saplings, then care for them with water and fertilizer.
  • Grow 50+ different types of plants including beautiful hydrangeas, juicy watermelons and sizzling hot peppers!
  • Nurture, harvest and deliver garden items to six different animal stores including: Bear’s Restaurant, Rabbit’s Flower Shop, Cat’s Beauty Shop and Squirrel’s Cake Shop. Fulfill their shop requests to earn garden points!
  • Trade points for items and decorations that let you create a one-of-a-kind, custom garden. Use shop tickets to purchase more flowers, fruits and vegetables to enlarge your garden and make it more productive.
  • Earn rewards such as new varieties of seeds, flower bulbs, and trees from your animal friends so you can expand your garden and they can grow their shops into bigger businesses that attract more customers.
  • New activities with multiple variations star Mama’s friends and family featured throughout the Mama games. Sort, pick, clean, organize, mow, arrange, water, harvest and much more!
  • Keep your garden healthy by protecting your plants from viruses and bugs.
  • Customize and decorate your garden with 100+ items: fences, fountains, playground equipment, topiary, pergolas, sculptures, benches, pets and more. Even dress up Mama in fun new outfits!
  • Use Spot Pass to receive new garden backgrounds

There's no word on a release outside of North America as yet, but we'll let you know the moment there is. Are you ready to get all dirty and grow some stuff with Mama? Or are you scared of her ever-present grin and vacant expression? Let us know with a comment.