PONY FRIENDS ON DS
Copyright 2006 Eidos plc Press Release
[ November 2nd 2006 ]
Interactive, one of the worlds leading publishers
and developers of entertainment software, today
announced that Pony Friends, the new virtual pet
game designed exclusively for the Nintendo DS
system and developed by Australia based Tantalus,
will be available in 2007 in North America.
advantage of an increasingly successful market
for the Nintendo DS, Eidos is publishing the game
for the animal sim genre which is highly popular
with gamers, particularly younger players.
to all ages, Pony Friends will appeal to anyone
with a love of animals. The game allows players
to become immersed in a world where they can care
for and groom a number of ponies and undertake
surprise challenges from a cast of characters.
create a stable filled with a choice of six authentic
or customized pony breeds. Each pony can then
be further personalized by choosing various attributes
such as favourite foods, grooming tools, customized
blankets, be-jewelled shoes and bridles and unique
Friends is an exciting project for Eidos that
addresses a successful and increasingly popular
market segment," said Matt Gorman, marketing director,
will enjoy this game immensely as it gives them
a chance to own and care for their own virtual
pony as well as extending the equestrian universe
to include a more involved experience for the
player such as exciting country trail rides where
they can photograph a huge variety of animals
and a range of challenging competitions."
Friends players can use the Nintendo DS stylus
to perform a broad range of varied and authentic
activities which would befit a real pony including
cleaning stones and shells out your pony's hooves,
brushing its mane or designing a unique saddle
play will also ensure that your pony is the prettiest,
healthiest, fastest, most talented pony helping
you to perform better in events throughout the
year and hopefully scoop top prize in the prestigious
'perfect pony competition.'
Friends will be available on the Nintendo DS and
will be available in Europe and the US in 2007.