First Viva Piñata Vision Card Revealed

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Rare has released the first official Viva Piñata Vision Card for use in Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise. As we covered back in May, Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise for the Xbox 360 can be used with the Xbox Live Vision Camera and a selection of special cards. Players can wave the cards in front of the camera to invoke certain game effects.

Players will be able to download free cards, which can then be printed out — or just displayed on a PDA or mobile phone screen held in front of the camera. Players can also create their own cards for online trading.


It looks like it will work a bit like the PS3 game Eye Of Judgement although Rare say that the game will be fully playable without the card/camera combo.

"The Vision Camera just adds a new dimension to Piñata and how you can interact with the game. Vision cards are really versatile, by showing one of the cards to the Vision Camera you can affect the weather, the time, garden items, piñatas, you can do just about anything" - Ryan Stevenson, Rare

The first Piñata Vision Card goes online! [MundoRare]

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What I was trying to point out is that it will turn from family game into kiddy game (maybe not completely, but the transition is still there), just as you agree with me.

The point is that I don't think it is a wise move at all. On the other hand, if the card sales do cover the losses from older audiences, ie if the game and card feature becomes a smash hit, then I guess I was wrong. I wouldn't bet my money on that though, which is why I'm negative about this. Then again, kids do strange things.