Nintendo has not made a Nintendogs game for Switch, but a third-party developer is releasing something that could be good enough. Sold Out Games is bringing Little Friends: Dogs & Cat to Switch later this spring in North America and Europe as a digital and physical release. It came out in Japan last year.
This game has players take care of digital pets, which includes six breeds of puppies and three kinds of kittens. You can use the Switch’s touch screen to pet them. You can also take your furry friends for walks and play games like fetch with them. You can also dress them up in different outfits.
This is pretty similar to how Nintendo’s Nintendogs games work. The original — which released in three versions in 2015 with different dogs available in each — sold a combined 23.96 million on the Nintendo DS. A sequel, Nintendogs + Cats, released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.
But that’s the last time we’ve seen the franchise. Nintendo has not released or announced a Nintendogs game for Switch. Now, another company has a chance to capitalize on that digital pet-hungry market.
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Sold Out Games is a London-based publisher that has worked with notable studios like Frontier Developments on Jurassic World: Evolution. It has also worked on indie games like Yoku’s Island Express and Overcooked 2.
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