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Microsoft title coming to Nintendo DS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Jul 2007 15:08 User comments (14)

Microsoft title coming to Nintendo DS In a rare move, Microsoft's Xbox 360 title Viva Pinata will be heading to the Nintendo DS.
The game will be based off the current 360 title and Microsoft-owned developer Rare will be in charge of development.

Rare calls the new game “a full-size Viva Piñata game in your pocket, featuring not only the entire range of paper beasts from the Xbox 360 title but also a few new ones thrown in to spice things up for those familiar with the established cast.”

“One of the biggest changes is obviously the control method, with stylus input transforming the way in which you interact with your menagerie. Design, nurture, instruct, protect and care for your garden and animals through direct touch,”
detailed Rare. “The DS Wi-Fi service also lets you send prime Piñata specimens to your friends, making the act of parading your Doenut around in a humiliating pirate outfit easier than ever.”

Rare was originally a Nintendo-exclusive developer making such hits as Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. However, in 2002 Microsoft paid $377 million for full ownership of Rare as an exclusive Microsoft developer.

Source:
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14 user comments

131.7.2007 17:19

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In a rare move
no pun intended I hope. however more seriously it doesn't seem to odd considering that after MS bought RARE in 2002, there was still a handful of RARE title's to hit the GBA.

231.7.2007 18:05

I know this is wishful thinking, but I wish we could get Rare to release Goldeneye/Perfect Dark on the Virtual Console for Wii... with online play and controls that could be mapped to the wiimote, classic controller or gamecube controller. It'd sell like hotcakes!

331.7.2007 21:55

10 bucks says it sells more copies than the original.

41.8.2007 5:28

a game like that is fully a DS title anyway.

kids eat that cartoon garden crap up anyway.

its just easy money for microsoft. hell sega did it back in the day
when they made sega games for nes consoles like gameboy and snes

51.8.2007 5:36

This is only good for the gamers. There have been talks about eventually having all games on all platforms. Hell, next year there is a game coming out featuring Mario and Sonic together. Ten years ago, nobody ever thought that would happen.

61.8.2007 6:19

So correct in the early 90's I would have shat my pants at thought them being together.

71.8.2007 13:56

This sounds cool, maybe it'll be a fun game. But is there really a game coming out with sonic and mario together, that would be awsome, especially if it was based of Super Mario Bro's Z

81.8.2007 14:42
vinny13
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Yay more crap for the DS. Why can't it be like the PSP? I bought that crap for nothing :(

92.8.2007 15:51

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Rare was originally a Nintendo-exclusive developer making such hits as Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. However, in 2002 Microsoft paid $377 million for full ownership of Rare as an exclusive Microsoft developer.
that explains that.

103.8.2007 5:37

Originally posted by vinny13:
Yay more crap for the DS. Why can't it be like the PSP? I bought that crap for nothing :(
it's be a cold day in the ninth circle of hell before microsoft makes anything for a Sony product.

113.8.2007 18:31

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it's be a cold day in the ninth circle of hell before microsoft makes anything for a Sony product.
don't speak to soon DoomLight. i never expected to see a Sonic game on a Nintendo, but it happened.

123.8.2007 18:43
vinny13
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it's be a cold day in the ninth circle of hell before microsoft makes anything for a Sony product.
don't speak to soon DoomLight. i never expected to see a Sonic game on a Nintendo, but it happened.
Why not? The company(sadly) went bankrupt with their console line. Why not make your greatest games multi-platform?

I think they will make another console one day... I think some of the profits from games are going into a new "secret weapon", I hope...

133.8.2007 19:06

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Why not? The company(sadly) went bankrupt with their console line. Why not make your greatest games multi-platform?

Now that they don't make consoles it makes perfect sense to port your titles onto other consooles. however, Sega would have never ported there first-party titles if they were still producing consoles. that was my point. back in the early nineties, when Sega has releasing a Sonic game as fast a Nintendo was releasing a Mario game, I never though that a Sega first title game would appair on anything but a Sega consoles (espically there arch rival Nintendo).

1414.8.2007 14:48

That would be cool to Sega come back into the ring as a contender in the console wars. Remember all the fierce competition that had with Nintendo in the Genesis / Super NES days with the sports games?

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