Ubisoft breeds more Petz

It's raining cats, dogs, and more as Ubisoft adds more games to its Petz strategy franchise, steps out from the PC-only platform.

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Ubisoft today announced five more games in its Petz line of strategy games, as the series makes its transition from the PC and Game Boy Advance to Nintendo's newest portable system.

Ubisoft and developer MTO are bringing Dogz to the Nintendo DS in November. Dogz lets players choose from a variety of breeds--18 were in the GBA game--to groom and play with. Its counterpart, Catz, does the same for lovers of the more domestically restrained animal species.

Dogz Fashion, meanwhile, will skip the DS in favor of release on the Game Boy Advance in September. As its name implies, Dogz Fashion lets players adorn the four-legged critters in garishly designed outfits and enter the dogs in fashion contests.

Ubisoft also announced new games based on two other species of animals--horses and hamsters--both set for release in November. In Horsez, for the PC and DS, players will raise their young foals into strong stallions and mares. On the other hand, Hamsterz Life for the Nintendo DS focuses on building and customizing homes in which the hamsters live.

Discussion

35 comments
miss_tegan
miss_tegan

i hate how they dont have dogz fashion for DS!

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

I knew they were going to do this if the dogs one was a sucess, but I thought they'd call it Nintencats or something. I wonder if they'll have several different versions.

hladyb4
hladyb4

I'm sure these games (Dogz, Catz, Horsez, etc.) will appeal to someone. Maybe younger kids or someone who wants a pet, but can't have one. It holds zero interest for me, but then if everyone liked the same thing, we wouldn't have so many different game genres.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I don't think I'll be playing any of these

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

Why Nintendogs when you can have the superior Hamsterz Life?

asimplerapper
asimplerapper

Why Dogz? When you have the superior Nintendogs!

OHJOY90
OHJOY90

Hopefully Oddballz will get a sequel as well.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

i dont think a pet game will get a good rating

SAM_ANDREAS
SAM_ANDREAS

Yay!!!............ Ughm... I mean... I don't know what to think about it.

reece590
reece590

LOL, Back in Grade School I used to play Dogz on the schools coputers.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

Nintendogs was a huge success, hopefully Ubisoft manages to make these games a success too! Although it doesn't sound too exciting to play with dogs, or cats, or horses or...HAMSTERZ! WOOO! I'm definitely buying Hamsterz Life.

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

Either way they will sell like crazy.

lgoldberg
lgoldberg

Real pets are SO much more fun than console pets. The only excuse I can think of to buy this game instead of taking the free kittens that are sometimes offered in walmarts parking lot is if you live in a Manhatten apartment where pets are banned.

foumou
foumou

please stop this madness i still brain dommage after playing catz

aus_pride
aus_pride

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soul_motor
soul_motor

Dear God, please help us from this abomination.

gameloverx
gameloverx

I would rather play with my 3 dobermans than play that excuse of a dogs game

DarkChaoMan75
DarkChaoMan75

all i can say is that catz was a horrible game

acidicdot
acidicdot

Wow, I don't think I've played one of these games since um like 1998. The second game I believe.

Elyoshi
Elyoshi

Hah, I remember playing these games a while back, and abusing the poor little puppies. I was a bad kid =( Im not too exited about this, but I'm sure the wee tykes will love it. I could definatly see my sister picking this up.

ymcop
ymcop

Not only kidz, my sister want, too. And so do I ^^ (for my GF)!

rondalescott
rondalescott

Laugh all you want but my daughter LOVES these games. Great for kids. (kidz?)

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Rather hang out with my real live Boxer pooch.

Rmadilo
Rmadilo

I hope you can use the DS stylus to poke your hamsterz's cheeks.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Umm...didn't they already make this game, my girlfriend loves nintendo dogs but she got bored after a couple of weeks. Hopefully there will be more content.

etmaul
etmaul

Hopefully it will be as good as Nintendogs! Ubisoft is a great company so I'm sure they will follow through. So close to being the first post, yet so far...

Lucid_ghost
Lucid_ghost

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