Electronic Arts Announce My Garden For Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . September 15, 2010 . 1:22am


As part of their EA Play brand, Electronic Arts revealed My Garden, in development for the Nintendo 3DS at their pre-Tokyo Game Show conference. As you might have guessed from the name, My Garden is a a gardening game.


Three garden environments were mentioned at EA’s press conference — a desert, a regular courtyard and a night-time rooftop garden. In addition to letting you raise different kinds of flora, each environment will be host to different kinds of critters that populate your garden, ranging from butterflies to insects to birds of all kinds.


You’ll be able to shake the 3DS to shoo insects away and whistle into the microphone to attract birds to your garden as well. Progressing through the game will also require you to pass ingame photo challenges, where you’ll take pictures of your garden and they’ll be scored depending on how good they are. EA mentioned a photo-sharing aspect as well.



Your host through My Garden will be a chap by the name of Tanooki, a raccoon. Throughout the course of the game, Tanooki will be able to use around 20 different abilities, each one letting him assist you in different ways. Butterfly Tanooki (think Mario’s different suits), for instance, will help attract various kinds of butterflies to your garden.


My Garden will launch alongside the Nintendo 3DS, whenever the system ships. EA highlighted the game’s graphics as one of its major features. You can watch a recorded stream of EA’s press conference at this link.

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  • EW…its a shame that people would buy and support these type of “games”.

    • My goodness, such strong words! I know you won’t buy it because it doesn’t have voice acting, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a game. :)

  • Is it just me or is EA trying to appeal a Japanese audience with this game?

    • Jellybit

      If anyone is, it’s not EA. The developer tried to put in tanukis and such, but had to fight EA to get them in. EA doesn’t really “get” the game, and that especially goes for marketing. They’re not trying to get anyone but the “casuals who love those nintendoey non-games”. That’s all the marketing folks there see. In case you want to know how I know these things, one of the developers posted in GAF about his experience.

  • kylehyde

    Way to go EA, the first shovelware game for 3DS. Seriously the nintendo consoles are a lot better without EA and ubisoft support, for example, in the DS the only good games that they offered were Henry Hatsworth and Might and Magic: clash of heroes respectively, yes only one game per company. And saddest part is that the guy who created Henry Hatsworth doesn’t work EA anymore and that Might and Magic: clash of heroes only was published by ubisoft, being Capybara the one to say thanks for a great game.

    Thank God that theres always cure avaliable in youtube for bad news like this.


  • Bruce

    ugh , the 3ds will get the reputation that it’s for kids , just like the ds

    • Its off to a great start!

    • kylehyde

      Even that I think that this game sucks I have to disagree about your comment about DS, is a great handheld that has a lot of awesome games with very unique content.

      Games like The world ends with you, professor layton, castlevania order of ecclesia, dragon quest IX, shin megami tensei: devil survivor and many more are proof that DS is easily the best handheld ever made. Even in their last days, DS still has a many great games that are coming: Golden Sun DS, Ghost Trick, Okamiden and professor Layton and the devils flute.

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