If you're desperately craving another virtual pet, we're about to make your day. Sony has announced a new entry in their Eyepet series. According to the launch info, Eyepet & Friends will allow players to simultaneously take care of two monkey-dog hybrid monstrosities; along with new minigames, social features and full Playstation Move functionality.
Writing on the Playstation Blog, European Product Manager Rebecca Maschke has formally announced the new title. The addition of another Eyepet into the familiar formula should make for a more riotous and unpredictable experience, with the two critters capable of interacting and bonding with each other (especially if born/hatched at the same time). The "Creativity" centre will allow players to spend their hard-earned tokens on expanding the environments in which the Eyepets can explore, adding more virtual objects to the augmented reality backdrops.
We can expect a greater array of tools and toys to interact with the Eyepets, using the Playstation Move controller to advantage. Sony also confirms that Eyepet & Friends will have built-in chat functionality and/or message boards to allow players to converse and swap tips with other Eyepet owners.
So there. Eyepet & Friends is slated for "later this year," and we'll keep you up to date with the latest.