Wappy Dog came from a joint venture between Nintendo, Activision and Sega Toys. Is much more than just the previous version, where brushing your dog the system accumulate in-game trainer points. Here we have a more deep link between the virtual pet and the real toy, this time the interaction is more complex and smart. The goal of the game is train the dog from puppy to adulthood, starting with give the robot a name, teaching it tricks and playing games all throughout a constant conversation between the robot and the DS game. The robot will respond the real game turning bark, moving and mimicking the actions.As said before, and as according the press release : “The player’s interaction with their Wappy Dog determines the pet’s constantly evolving personality, skills, and happiness.”
PRESS RELEASE Topics (Source Activision / http://investor.activision.com)
- Communication and Interaction with Wappy - more than 18 conversational prompts are answered with more than 350 evolving responses, with each “barked” response translated by the Nintendo DS™ software. Some of the exciting interactions include Wappy singing adorable tunes in “Home Mode” or moonwalking its paws off when in “Travel Mode”!
- Intelligent and Engaging Behavior - Building a healthy and happy friendship is the key to unlocking Wappy’s many tricks. Five mood states are reflected by the colors of Wappy’s cheeks; an unhappy Wappy will be uncooperative and stubborn, so it is vital for players to keep its cheeks shining bright. With easily recognizable color schemes, young players will know how Wappy is feeling at any moment.
- Fun and Exciting Mini-Games - Thrilling games build a healthy bond between pet and owner; Cooperative, competitive or supportive games will continue to develop the friendship while simultaneously unlocking more games for even more exciting experiences. Wappy will directly participate in games and cheers when it wins or sulks when it loses.
- Nurture and Care for Wappy — Wappy’s nickname can be chosen by the player who will enjoy feeding, bathing and changing Wappy’s style as it matures from a puppy to an adult. Five uniquely varied age states will be accompanied by changing reactions, songs and even the pitch of its voice. Players will love caring for Wappy from precocious puppy tyke to blissfully happy adult pooch.