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.