Nintendogs is coming!

Speaking of games that break the barriers and make everything new and wonderful again ... there is now an official North American release date for Nintendogs. August 22 is the big day, and you can expect stores to start taking pre-orders this month. WIth the eye-popping number of people who are importing the Japanese release, this has the potential to make a very large splash indeed.

The North American release will have some exclusive content, and will feature 18 breeds of dogs, compared to the original Japanese version's 15.

Nintendogs: Labrador Retriever will contain the lab, miniature schnauzer, toy poodle, corgi, miniature pinscher and shiba inu. Nintendogs: Chihuahua will offer the chihuahua, german shepherd, boxer, cavalier king charles spaniel, yorkshire terrier and shetland sheepdog (shelties rule, btw). And Nintendogs: Miniature Dachshund will have the doxie, golden retriever, beagle (beagles rule LARGE), pug, husky and shih tzu. The Boxer, Husky and Golden Retriever puppies are exclusive to the North American version.

Like the original, Nintendogs will offer both active "your dog plays with mine" wireless play and passive "my dog met a new friend while my DS was in my backpack" wireless discovery interaction.

And yes, you will still have to pick up poop.

Posted: Tue - June 14, 2005 at 05:38 AM