05. 01. 2005
After reading a couple of reviews of this game, I think I am going to have a very hard time trying to keep my fingers from a Nintendo DS. First of all these little puppies look adorable and then, the game is getting pretty good reviews and is apparently the fastest-selling Nintendo DS game thus far.
To test the actual quality of the game, four notoriously tough game reviewers scrutinized Nintendogs for Weekly Famitsu, Japan's leading video game magazine. All four reviewers gave the title a top score of 10, for an amazing overall perfect score of 40.
Nintendogs came out in three different versions featuring different breeds, the Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends, Nintendogs: Miniature Dachshund & Friends and Nintendogs: Shiba & Friends. I would probably go for the Shiba & Friends version and be mistaken for a totally insane person when on my bus ride to work I'm seen speaking commands into the system's microphone to get my little puppies to obey me.
The game came out in Japan only last week and is due to come out in North America later this year - sorry, no idea about when the old continent will be blessed as well, but my guess is around the same time North America will.
You can check out videos of this game on ign.com.