More portable puppies on the way

Yuke's, the developer behind the SmackDown! series, has turned its attention away from testosterone and sweat to frolicking puppies and cute canines with its new PSP game, The Dog: Happy Life.

The handheld game, which will be released in Japan this month, allows you to choose some pups, dress them up, breed them(!) andthen take photos of the humiliated canine that can be posted online to further the poor pup's shame.

Judging by the screenshots (click the Images tab for a look), it also seems possible to embellish and touch up the photos to make the dogs look as though they're dancing, late for breakfast and saying hello.

Above: Everything is false in this photo - apart from the tears, they're real

While it seems to be lacking in some of the subtlety of the DS hit Nintendogs, we have to throw Yuke's a bone for managing to make its game even campier. Truly remarkable.

There's no news of a US release dateyet, but perhaps Yuke's could include it as a SmackDown! minigame. Just a thought.

April 24, 2006