LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that PONY FRIENDS® 2, the sequel to the top selling Nintendo DS™ title, will become available in North America on February 23, 2010. Developed by Tantalus Media Pty Ltd., the newest installation of the popular virtual pet game will now be available on three consoles: Wii™, DS and PC.
PONY FRIENDS 2 welcomes players back to the stables with all new features that let them become best friends with their perfect pony. As part of a comprehensive pet simulation experience, pony lovers can customize their ponies and explore tricks, trails, quests, racing and much more. Additionally, PONY FRIENDS 2 offers a unique multiplayer experience that allows players to race against a friend and compete in pony trick championships.
For all players who have always wanted their own pony, PONY FRIENDS 2 provides the joys of pet ownership and an endless and engrossing gameplay experience. Each pony has its own personality, and with a total of 12 breeds to choose from, players can get to know their ponies in-depth. The DS version even lets players talk to their ponies – with the ponies responding to player voices.
With new, intuitive riding gameplay and a customizable experience, players can take the reigns with PONY FRIENDS 2 this February and have the perfect pony they've always dreamed of.
PONY FRIENDS 2 allows players to create their perfect pony and take part in a comprehensive range of fun activities. Featuring twelve ponies (four new breeds), each with different personalities, players can customize every aspect of their appearance. Taking special care of their pony to keep it clean and healthy, players can take it on trail rides across different landscapes and environments. Grab the reins, photograph wildlife and unlock countless secrets on the journey.
PONY FRIENDS 2 features an exciting competitive mode across all formats. Players can compete in races and trick competitions alone or with friends on Wii and DS. Trade ponies and even talk to them on Nintendo DS!
- Race, compete and trade with your friends: Enter race and trick competitions to win trophies! Experience multiplayer racing and trick competitions on Wii.
- Explore 25 diverse trails, befriend wild ponies and photograph wildlife to discover secrets: Take the reins and ride your pony on a range of trails and through open areas, alone or with a friend. Photograph a variety of wild animals and earn the friendship of wild ponies.
- Earn new accessories and create a special look for your pony: Choose and personalize your ponies and trade with friends!
- Discover the PONY FRIENDS world and get to know your ponies at your own pace: There's always something new to explore. Groom and take care of your pony to keep it happy. Talk to your pony on DS and watch how it responds to your voice!
PONY FRIENDS 2 is rated E (Everyone). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. PONY FRIENDS 2 will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $29.99 for Wii and $19.99 for DS. The official website can be found at http://www.ponyfriends.com/.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 92 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 53 million units worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
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