New Nintendogs out next month

Monday 22 May 2006
Nintendo has announced Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends Edition, a new pup pack for its cutesy and insanely popular DS puppy raising game, which is due for release on 16 June.

The new version allows gamers to raise a Dalmatian puppy - training it using the microphone and stylus to perform tricks - and then enter it into competitions to earn prize money.

The new edition will contain 20 different breeds of puppy, 14 of which have to be unlocked. The Dalmatian was one of the hardest breeds to unlock in previous versions of the game (Dachshund & Friends, Labrador & Friends and Chihuahua & Friends), but will now be available right from the start.

Nintendogs has been a huge hit for DS - selling six million copies worldwide - so it makes sense for Nintendo to release a new version in time for the DS Lite launch in the UK, which has been confirmed today as 23 June for £100.