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'Dogz' (GBA) Barking Away In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PST

Today Ubisoft announced that its GBA exclusive puppy simulation game Dogz has shipped to retail and will hit store shelves this week.

Dogz is a pet simulation game that lets owners name, train and play with a realistic puppy. Players create and control a main character and choose one of 49 different dogs from 18 different breeds. As characters in the game, owners can take their puppies everywhere within the virtual environment, from through the house to around the neighborhood to visit friends.

Gamers will earn their puppy's love and loyalty by remembering to feed and groom it and reward it when it does things correctly. Owners can train the puppy to lie down, shake, fetch and perform many other tricks.

"The millions of Game Boy Advance owners around the world now have the opportunity to play a puppy simulation game made exclusively for them," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Dogz offers great storytelling and addictive interactivity, and it's ready to go home with new owners today."

Key Features:

  • Three Mini-Games Available: Play Run Puppy Run!, Puppy Reversi and Puppy Quiz with a cuddly new companion.
  • Visiting Mode: By linking two Game Boy Advance systems, players can send their puppy off to a friend's house.
  • Always Together Mode: After players complete the game, up to three puppies' data are saved through an included backup feature. In Always Together mode, players can load the data of one of their previous puppies and play with it anytime.

Dogz carries an ESRB rating of "E" (Everyone) and an MSRP of $29.99.

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