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EA cans 3DS launch game My Garden

The 3DS isn't available in stores yet, but the system has already been graced with its first game cancellation from a major publisher. EA has put the kibosh on its 3D horticultural simulator, My Garden.

EA was able to make some cool promotional shots, but apparently not a cool game. Once upon a time, My Garden was supposed to be a launch game for the 3DS, but based on some early previews, it appeared that EA was just shoveling out launch-day-sales bait. The game was criticized as boring, unimaginative, and worst of all, headache inducing.

In the game, players would have found plants and gathered wildlife of all kinds as they tried to make the best virtual garden possible. There didn't seem to be much of a game beyond that.

EA explained in a statement, "We didn't feel the title would attract a large audience on that platform. EA is supporting the launch of the Nintendo 3DS with spring releases of Madden NFL and The Sims."

We're glad EA had the sense to cancel it. Or maybe it had problems getting Nintendo to approve it. We have no idea. Nevertheless, there will be other, good launch games for you to get your glasses-free 3D fill next month. Go with those.

[Source: Joystiq]

Feb 17, 2011

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5 comments

  • ultimatepunchrod - February 18, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    well i really dont see much reason to buy a 3DS now that i cant get my virtual plant raisin' and garden tendin' done
  • WTeen8 - February 18, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    ....just wait....Natsume will probably release Harvest Moon 3D soon. And if not, there's always Rune Factory. (That's the right title right)
  • sirdilznik - February 18, 2011 1:57 a.m.

    Devastating news. Now how will I get my three dimensional plant watering fix? /cries in a corner
  • Hullonotna - February 17, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    What we don't know won't really affect us. There is no way I would buy it though even with a score of 10!
  • JoeMasturbaby - February 17, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    never heard of it until now, but it sounds like its for the best.

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