X360 Tuesday, September 2, 2008 | 3:00 PM

The first 10 minutes: Viva Pinata TiP

The first 10 minutes: Viva Pinata TiP

It's a surprise for many people, but Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise will be released this week all around the world! As usual I'll never understand Microsoft's marketing teams, since the game is released at a great $40 price in the US, and at the more usual 60 euros in Europe. Joy. Anyway, even at full price this game is still excellent, at least if you like the genre and the design of course. And is you have a kid, the new coop mode is simply perfect!

The first 10 minutes: Part 1
The first 10 minutes: Part 2
The first 10 minutes: Part 3

All comments

Commented on 2008-09-02 15:09:48
Oh Sweet! thanks very much Blim!

PS: Viva Pinata 2 in the Uk is retailing at £29.99 which is £10 less than your usual 360 game. It's shocking that it's still 60euros in other european countries .... hmmm

MS is really not marketing this again ..... I dont know what they are thinking.
Commented on 2008-09-02 15:25:54
Looking forward to getting this, thought the first one was great :D
Commented on 2008-09-02 15:52:13
only need 20 more points for the full 1000 on the 1st one ^___^ great game
Commented on 2008-09-02 16:06:28
Damn, it's coming out so soon, I only bought Too Human last week. And it doesn't seem that long ago that I bought Soul Calibur 4..

..Too many games! :P
Commented on 2008-09-02 16:28:42
Well, I can get the game for 50 bucks at my retailer, non the less it seems a bit like a ripoff. Maybe I'll get it when the price gets cut.
Commented on 2008-09-02 16:36:17
here in germany it's 49,99 euros
Commented on 2008-09-02 17:50:39
Well, I hope Snoopette has a fun time being beaten to death at the party.
Commented on 2008-09-02 17:58:03 In reply to Burglarize
Posted by cooleo_no1
Well, I hope Snoopette has a fun time being beaten to death at the party.
I kinda enjoyed that :D
Commented on 2008-09-02 19:21:27
Gonna leave this one until Christmas, but I'm really looking forward to playing this, the original was great.
Commented on 2008-09-02 20:19:32
Is the tearing the game or the capture?
Commented on 2008-09-02 20:51:23 In reply to squarejawhero
Posted by squarejawhero
Is the tearing the game or the capture?
Game. It doesn't happen too often, but it's still there.
Commented on 2008-09-02 23:32:49
Thanks Blim, doesn't bother me but thought it worth clarifying.
Commented on 2008-09-03 02:03:32
Looking forward to this game! I didn't get the first one but now that this has co-op, it becomes a must buy for me.
Commented on 2008-09-03 10:14:51 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
MS is really not marketing this again ..... I dont know what they are thinking.
I think MS slowly has given up on the idea they can have a significant piece of the pie aswell on the casual familymarket.. The Xbox 360 is for hardcore gamers, and the casual familymarket is owned by Nintendo, that's just the way it is right now.. Xbox 360 gamers are simply not buying full casual games in big numbers, only thing that sells well I think is casual XBLA games.. And I know if I would have a wife and kids I would have a Wii in the house aswell instead of only a Xbox 360 (and PC)..

It's rediculous though that this game is 40 dollars in the US, and 60 euros in Europe.. That's like double the price when you calculate the exchance value.. I don't know the reason is for that, but it's like they simply don't care what is does in Europe..

Also the industry shouldn't whine about imports (or even illegal copiing) when they keep region-policies like this up.. They are asking for it..
Commented on 2008-09-03 10:54:59
Just ordered this in the UK. £30 = Bargain. \o/
Commented on 2008-09-03 17:57:18
I think they'll start advertising Trouble in Paradise over the weekend when the 360 price cut kicks in. It'd be nice to have a 30 second spot of a really colourful game like this with "game for $39, console for $199" at the end of it. But maybe they are sending the game to die.
Commented on 2008-09-04 12:29:09
Btw, will this also be released on PC?
Commented on 2008-09-11 17:44:55
I'm hooked on this game right now. The first one was addictive... this one is even more addictive!
Commented on 2008-09-18 17:31:26 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
Well, I can get the game for 50 bucks at my retailer, non the less it seems a bit like a ripoff. Maybe I'll get it when the price gets cut.
This game is $40 brand new in the us. And is the furthest game from a Ripoff I have played. Very fun, and a ton of replay value.
Commented on 2008-09-19 18:19:46
Looks nice! Thanks Blim!
Commented on 2008-09-21 05:39:24
The first one was kinda fun. And a little addicting. I just hate that everyone can see that I played VP.

And now they might see that I played VP2.

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