I know this is kind of ridiculous, but come on this dog is adorable. Nintendo of America has teamed with Uggie, the star of the Oscar-nominated film The Artist, making him their first official "spokesdog" so that he can spread the word about how much fun nintendogs + cats is for the 3DS!
"Uggie didn't have to sit up and beg for his role as Nintendo's spokesdog," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "It's truly our pleasure to work with a star of Uggie's magnitude, especially to help animal lovers and portable gaming fans discover the fun of nintendogs + cats."
I had no idea, but apparently, February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, so Uggie is using his star power to help promote how nintendogs + cats can help teach valuable tips on how to maintain happy relationships with their four-legged friends. I suppose some of the game would translate into the real world on a pretty basic level, but I haven't played with or fed either Wilbur or Streaky in quite some time and they'll still be there patiently waiting for me if I turn the game back on again. In the real world? Not so much.
Still, Uggie is super cute, and he's promoting nintendogs + cats as well as the Pearl Pink 3DS, so I couldn't resist writing about it. Even if the press release isn't entirely clear as to how exactly Uggie is going to be performing his spokesdog duties during the month of February. Oh, but it did mention that there is a demo of nintendogs + cats that will soon be appearing in the Nintendo eShop, so you can check it out if you haven't already. Spoiler Alert: It's super fun!