Go Pets for DS

Wireless animal market.

Leaving a nice little package on our freshly mown lawn this morning is GoPets, a new DS title from Konami, which is due for release in autumn.

In it you create, raise, and train a dog or a cat, then stand back and watch the beast develop a unique personality and appearance of its own.

There's a large focus on building a community using the handheld's WiFi capabilities, which will integrate text-chat and an icon-based "IKU" language to help you communicate with GoPet owners from around the world. You'll also have a journal to help with your online travels, making a note of all those flowery people you've met and bantered with.

Offline you can create one-of-a-kind critters on the game's island environment, which features various residents and enhanced mini-games.

It sounds like the sort of thing you want to pop in a poop-a-scoop bin, but given the success of Nintendogs and Animal Crossing on DS, it could well be a surprise hit.

Pop your face into our gallery for the latest screenshots.

Comments (4)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!