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PlayStation Vita Pets Out Today

Neil McPhillips's Avatar + Posted by Neil McPhillips on Jun 03, 2014 // Associate Producer, XDev

Hey everyone, we’re excited to finally unleash PlayStation Vita Pets in stores and on PlayStation Store today. Check out our fetching launch trailer and the top five reasons why you should get your paws on the game. It’s sure to scratch an itch.

1 – The dogs!

Your new best pals are totally unique and unlike any other furry creature you’ve seen in other games. Each pup has a real personality (including likes and dislikes) that they express through their actions and their voice. We’ve gone to painstaking efforts to ensure that every line in the game is fully voiced… all 10,000+ of them!

They’ll also remember your face and voice — once you pick your dog it’ll take a good look at you and will want to make sure it’s you who’s come back to play each time you return. There’s lots of time to bond with your pup!

2 – Adventures

Once you pick your dog, your adventure begins on an island filled with caves, mazes, castles and treasure. Your task is to uncover secret clues to solve the mystery of an ancient legend of a king and his dog. You’ll have a blast sniffing out clues and romping around this fun filled game.

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3 – Pet Play

The dogs are hungry for adventure but they’re also just hungry. You’ll have just as much fun looking after your dog, feeding it, petting it, bathing it, and playing games. Return each day to meet their daily needs, earn buddy points, and go for a walk in the forest to dig up some treasure to buy new toys and games. Our dogs also have the added bonus of being able to tell you when they need to relieve themselves so there shouldn’t be any accidents to clean up!

4 – Real world play

We are using the latest markerless AR technology in the game to allow you to take your dog into the real world. Just point your PS Vita and the dog will leap through its doggy door right into your home. Want to play ball in the back yard, run some obstacle courses, or dig up treasure from your own floorboards? Well, you can now!

5 – Dress up

We’ve created hundreds of items of clothing for you to dress up your dog, including full outfits, hats, jackets, collars, props, and more. Want to turn your Labrador into a mighty steed with a knight on his back? Want to turn your bold Collie into a flying ace? Well, you can here! You’ll be able to unlock new outfits as you progress in the game, and if you don’t want them you can always gift them to your PSN friends because what’s nicer than receiving a banana suit for your dog in the mail?

Don’t forget about the smart device companion app, PS Vita Pets: Puppy Parlor, where you can earn even more exclusive costumes for your dog.

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We’ve hardly scratched the surface with those five points. There’s so much more in the game that we’ll delve deeper into in the coming weeks; things like all the side quests, collectables, gameplay variety, and even cooler Vita features.

Fun Activity alert:

To celebrate the release of PlayStation Vita Pets, we want our good PlayStation friends to create and photograph their own furry adventures with their beloved pets.

Let your imaginations run wild to create a fabulous fantasy DIY adventure; maybe you can dress your dog as a Martian mutt or a fang-tastic vampire — or perhaps they’re ready to sniff out some clues as the world’s greatest detective.

Make sure you and your family get involved and pose alongside your pets too! Please make sure you upload your photographs to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook with the hashtag #psvitapets.

PlayStation Vita Pets is available today for only $19.99.

Happy playing!

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24 Comments   4 Replies

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+ NinjaMicWZ on June 3rd, 2014 at 6:07 am said:

Can anyone tell me if the physical release in the UK is an actual game card or just a download code in a box?


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    + Neil McPhillips on June 3rd, 2014 at 7:39 am said:

    It’s an actual real life cartridge in the box and not a code!


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+ gus_xl on June 3rd, 2014 at 6:17 am said:

I didn’t think it would only be 20. Very cool.


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+ gus_xl on June 3rd, 2014 at 6:22 am said:

Also, is it in stores in the U.S.? Or just on PSN?


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    + Neil McPhillips on June 3rd, 2014 at 7:39 am said:

    In the US it’s just PSN.


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+ Zepherj on June 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 am said:

$20 is the perfect price point for me, because I am actually really curious about this game but am on a budget this month, so I couldn’t justify a $40 purchase for something I’m curious about. I can’t wait to get my hands on this.


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+ xjoel3 on June 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

The IOS app is really good, so looking forward to download the game :)


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    + Neil McPhillips on June 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am said:

    Don’t forget to transfer your unlocked costumes from the app!


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+ Angelshadow_7 on June 3rd, 2014 at 8:34 am said:

Can you please confirm he list of Dogs Included? I want this for my Wife but she don’t like huskies. Particularly are there Rottweilers?


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+ goodSuM on June 3rd, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

I was so looking forward to this game. I even unlocked all the costumes already on the Android… But no physical release in the US? I haven’t been this disappointed since Epic Mickey 2 was download-only in the US. :(


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+ Rezolution77 on June 3rd, 2014 at 8:52 am said:

Maybe during a sale.

Think my kids may like this one but haven’t checked reviews/gameplay.


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+ cool_trainer on June 3rd, 2014 at 8:58 am said:

Thank you, I needed more games to get my girlfriend to play.


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+ lisatsunami on June 3rd, 2014 at 9:07 am said:

Getting this. It’s sure to be adorable.


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+ Disionity on June 3rd, 2014 at 9:14 am said:

Oh God no…

Well, at least it’s a game of some kind releasing for the Vita from Sony.


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+ SeanStrange on June 3rd, 2014 at 9:28 am said:

Looks really cute! The price is also perfect and I’m sure lots of people will pick it up because of it. It’s a purchase for me!


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+ Satnamji on June 3rd, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

@12 I’m of the same mind. When I first heard about PSV Pets, I thought wait for a sale. But for only $20? One of the rare instances where a day-one PSN game release has a lower rather than higher price than I expected.


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+ RuneFactoryAnna on June 3rd, 2014 at 10:14 am said:

Man, when does the store update? I want to play this soon!


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+ Azelais on June 3rd, 2014 at 10:29 am said:

Toughie. I thought about getting this as a silly (in a good way! cute way!) time-killer and I was planning to pick up a physical copy from where I study even if that meant I would miss out on possible DLC. But this being $20 and the cheapest physical EU copy I could buy being $40 at launch really stumps me now: which to get?


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+ Thwip on June 3rd, 2014 at 11:39 am said:

Just checked, I can’t believe this game has a Platinum. Still not for me, but I know a lot of people will pick this up for that reason alone.


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+ Mando44646 on June 3rd, 2014 at 1:34 pm said:

glad to see a good price – $20 is very reasonable.

One question, why is it PS Vita Pets? Why not PS Dogs? Pets insinuates that there are more than one type of pet here. I see no cats, reptiles, or birds for example


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+ babbols123 on June 3rd, 2014 at 5:12 pm said:

GOTY!


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+ Elvick_ on June 3rd, 2014 at 10:02 pm said:

Still very unhappy that it’s not available at retail in North America.

Ordered from Europe. SCEE will get my money. Not going to bother giving SCEA my money if they won’t even try to earn it. May as well just start ordering all my first/second party games from them.

A casual friendly and family friendly game like this SHOULD be on store shelves to grab the eyes of kids and parents. Not hidden on the PlayStation Store where only people with a Vita will see it. Especially since memory cards are still the biggest rip-off of all time.


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+ Elvick_ on June 3rd, 2014 at 10:10 pm said:

Oh, but at least you made the game $20. That’s a good move at least.

I still won’t support this digital only mindset from SCEA though. Especially with SCEE content, I’m tired of SCEE content being given the shaft here.


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+ NinjaMicWZ on June 3rd, 2014 at 11:51 pm said:

Thanks for letting me know, Neil McPhillips. Going to order it now. :D


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    + Neil McPhillips on June 4th, 2014 at 12:18 am said:

    No problem NinjaMicWZ :)

    Enjoy!


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+ zhouxingtianxia on June 4th, 2014 at 6:12 am said:

holle Mr Neil McPhillip
I like this game. cheer up psvita ! Will you continue to make high quality big game on psvita such as Vita Pets/ Killzone/ god of war and uncharted?


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+ Recon19D3 on June 4th, 2014 at 9:21 am said:

Neil,

Great game here, but please release a physical copy in North America. This was going to be a day one buy for me, but now I may not buy it at all. We were getting this mostly for our daughter who is 4 and plays between two different Vita’s in our house depending who is home or working.

Being the Vita is account locked I’m not buying a game twice with different Save Data. Release a physical copy, like has happened in Europe and I’ll go to the store that day. Otherwise no sale, sorry, we really looked forward to this game.


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+ Hakumen__ on June 4th, 2014 at 5:10 pm said:

I was concerned when I found this game was digital only on the U.S.A., but fortunately the price seems reasonable enough. I think I’ll pick it up later this week.

Between this and Neptunia PP, it looks like this is a great week to be a Vita owner.


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