Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends
Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends
February 26, 2011
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After the success of Nintendogs, Nintendo considered many ideas for a followup, including horses and dolphins. Many people asked for cats, and they went as far as creating a test build where they replaced the dog models with cat models, though they did not change the behavior, so the cats did things like wag their tails.

However, it was not until Shigeru Miyamoto got a cat himself, and the way his dog and cat got along reminded him of the 1963 Disney film The Incredible Journey, that he felt he inspired to make a sequel with cats.

Making a game called Nintencats just didn't seem right for Nintendo, but people all over the world love cats, so I wanted to put cats in a game somehow. But when I actually got a cat, I realised there just aren't as many things to do with a cat as there are with a dog, that we may use in our entertainment. I concluded that showing how dogs and cats interact would be just right.

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