Although we probably won’t ever be seeing Mario on the Xbox, one of Microsoft’s latest franchises will be hitting a Nintendo system.
Microsoft announced at Comic Con that Viva Piñata is headed to the Nintendo DS. The title will be based off the current title for Xbox 360 (also slated for the PC later this year) rather than the Party Animals mini-games package. The Microsoft-owned game developer studio Rare will be handling the development of this title in-house.
Rare describes the upcoming title in a news update on its website, “This is a full-size Viva Piñata game in your pocket, featuring not only the entire range of paper beasts from the Xbox 360 title but also a few new ones thrown in to spice things up for those familiar with the established cast.