15 November 2007

Microsoft Game Studios and Krome Studios present the latest party gaming extravaganza developed exclusively for Xbox 360. Arriving in stores today for $69.95 RRP and rated G for general, ?Viva Piñata: Party Animals? is a party game for both the young and the young at heart.

Designed especially with friends and family in mind, gamers of all ages can gather around the living room or connect from afar, with up to four gamers playing simultaneously over Xbox LIVE or split screen. ?Viva Piñata: Party Animals? is the perfect game for parents looking for new ways to connect with their kids or friends just looking to share a few laughs.

In the game, players star as their favourite piñata which include Franklin Fizzlybear, Hudson Horstachio and Fergy Fudgehog and can play in over 50 distinct mini-games and races to be enjoyed on Piñata Island. Why not try Burps Ahoy!, where colourful piñatas send burp fuelled sailboats across Lake Piñata? And nothing gets hungry piñata?s more excited than a sweet, yummy caramel apple! Players bob their way through Caramel Apple Gobble taking big bites out of the fruit, chewing it up as fast as they can to be the first one done. Or they can squeal with delight as they tackle Blown Away ? a game of hot potato unlike any other ? where they trick their pals into being the one left holding an exploding jack o? lantern.

New piñatas have joined the Viva Piñata and are raring to party. One such is Hailey Horstachio  Piñata Island?s newest Spanish sensation.  No other piñata combines style, glamour, and spice quite like her. Always seen at the right party with the right piñata at the right time, Hailey?s already established herself as a super-chic fashion icon who sets the trend every time she steps out on the scene. She?s also a great athlete, and believes winning the competition will launch her star into the stratosphere, while also reminding another certain Horstachio that there?s a new horsey on the block.

Pushing the advanced capabilities of the Xbox 360, ?Viva Piñata: Party Animals? brings the colourful world of Piñata Island to life in ways that will ensure fans have a blast whether they?re playing for a few hours or just a few minutes.

The perfect accessory for Viva Piñata: Party Animals fans

Shopping for stocking fillers just got easier, with the new Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers in pink and blue. Adding a splash of colour this Christmas for $79.95 RRP, the whole family can enjoy Xbox 360 with these bright additions to the ?chill? and black Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers. Delivering high-performance wireless gaming, the Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers feature all the convenience and flexibility of the originals with a unique twist of personality. Now every member of the family can have a favourite colour controller to match their favourite animal from ?Viva Piñata: Party Animals.

Source: Microsoft