Activision adopts Zhu Zhu Pets

Holiday season's "must-have" toy hamsters will find a new home on the DS next spring, Iron Chef America studio developing.

Activision today announced that it has found something parents everywhere are desperately looking for this holiday season, Zhu Zhu Pets. The gaming giant has struck a deal with toy maker Cepia and fellow publisher GameMill to sell titles based on the trendy line of inexpensive robotic hamsters.

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The first Zhu Zhu Pets game will arrive on the DS next spring. The game is being made by Black Lantern Studios, the developer behind the Wii and DS games based on Iron Chef America and the ping-pong comedy Balls of Fury.

The Zhu Zhu deal bolsters Activision's family-friendly portfolio, which took a blow earlier this month. That's when THQ nabbed the rights to make games of DreamWorks Animation projects like the Kung Fu Panda sequel and spin-offs to Madagascar and Shrek. DreamWorks Animation has long been a partner of Activision, which made the first Kung Fu Panda game and is working on a game for Shrek Forever After.

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23 comments
kamizuka
kamizuka

you should adopt the word(Nuts) so no one can use it against you

joksterz78
joksterz78

so it begins ...what comes up, must come down.

DKant
DKant

Wonder what's the connect between the name 'Zhu-zhu' and its implications of "cuteness". I mean, here in India we just saw Vodafone taste massive advertising success with a campaign centered around animated-LOOKing people-in-suits (Confusing, I know. Explained later), also called 'Zu-Zu's, or 'Zoo-zoo's. Something. Of course most people didn't know what they were called, the ads were just great and that's what mattered. See for yourself. And there are SO many of them :D

oneligas
oneligas

Does Zhu Zhu translate to Doo Doo?

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Hopefully this one actually DOES get recalled.

White_wolf_eye
White_wolf_eye

@tokra Because.......you really want crap being dumped on the ps3 or xbox360, let it go to the wii all the 10 years olds seem to like it. The wii acts like a "filter" all the craps go to them while the decent systems like ps3 or the xbox360 gets decent games.

sonynhater
sonynhater

well, it could be worse. it could be raining

tokra213
tokra213

WHY ARE ALL THESE STUPID GAMES BEING MADE ABOUT STUPID THINGS AND DUMPED ONTO THE WII!? Come on...please....MAKE A GOOD GAME FOR THE WII, I HAVE A 360 BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER I WANT SOMETHING OTHER THAN BRAWL FOR MY WII!

TheBlackSpeed
TheBlackSpeed

It's one thing to not like them, but to not understand why Activision would do this is stupid. It's a commodity. A hot one at that. Activision is known for making a ton of family-based games. Why wouldn't they jump on this money train? Come on people. We're gamers, but we gotta think too..

lrsp
lrsp

Why not get I real hamster.

ElPadilla
ElPadilla

WTF is the obsession with these stupid things I don't get it.

jazilla
jazilla

Activision has Zhu Zhu Pets, and It's a WOnderful Life has Zoo Zoo's Petals. Coincidence? I think not.

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

*facepalm* Ahmigawd Activision, this is why nobody likes you.

i_PWN_fanboys
i_PWN_fanboys

I actually understand why Activision is doing this. These toys are selling like crazy right now. My baby sister really wants one but i cant find them anywhere. They are like $40 on ebay.

NearlyPrescient
NearlyPrescient

I don't see the point. they're clearly just another overpriced holiday craze, not something that'll sell next spring.

Realacide
Realacide

next thing you know they'll make a dynamic zhu zhu pet theme for PS3 and zhu zhu pet for your xbox avatar.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

I am ashamed that this is going on my favorite system. This is an epic failure.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

A toy can get its own video game now. Cool..

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

:( this makes me sad. Why not make something cool for kids instead of cashing in on something lame and then having said kids be frustrated to get said game as a present....