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Friday 24 November 2017

Nintendo 3DS game unveiled by EA

EA has announced its first title, My Garden, for Nintendo's 3DS console at the Tokyo Game Show

Horticulture for the handheld: My Garden has been unveiled for the Nintendo 3DS. Photo: EA
Horticulture for the handheld: My Garden has been unveiled for the Nintendo 3DS. Photo: EA

Nick Cowen

Electronic Arts has unveiled My Garden, the publisher's first video game for the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS hand-held console, which enables people to play 3D computer games without the need for special glasses.

My Garden, which has been developed by the EA Play arm of Electronic Arts, allows players to design, grow and build their own garden using over 300 plants and flowers.

The game features six environments in which to build a garden, including a rainforest, a desert, a rooftop and a courtyard. Players can also attract creatures such as insects and birds to their garden by whistling into the console's microphone.

If their garden becomes too cluttered, they can startle the creatures into leaving by shaking the Nintendo 3DS.

Players can take photos of their creations with the game’s free-roaming in-game camera in order to unlock rare and exotic flowers.

They also interact with the game's virtual host, an adorable furry creature called Tanuki. Tanuki will help them become expert gardeners and also has a 20 unlockable abilities and costumes.

“We hope to offer a game that’s so immersive that it truly brings the delight of owning a garden to life through a visually stunning 3D experience," Rod Humble, executive vice president of EA Play, told atendees at the Tokyo Game Show.

The Nintendo 3DS was unveiled at the developer's keynote at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles, where the developer said a host of games publishers were working on titles for it.

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