This morning I opened my email to see an announcement that Xia-Xia Pets were coming to Nintendo DS in March. I have to admit – I had NO idea what Xia-Xia was (were?!) … or how to pronounce it. Somehow I had completely missed these little critters, but I fell in love as soon as I saw their YouTube commercial –
Now, as someone who grew up on the beach and had a million and one hermit crabs for pets, I immediately fell in love with these little guys.
Xia-Xia Pets are electronic pet crabs that are full of surprises. Each pet crab comes with a colorful hermit crab shell and a little friend inside. Additional hermit crab shells are sold separately, and all of the crab toys can wear any of the hermit crab shells.
I can’t wait to show these to the girls when they get home and head to Toys R Us to pick up a few new critter friends! And I am sure the DS Game will be on Taylor’s birthday list! Check out the details of the release below.
America’s Favorite Crab Crustaceans are Headed to Nintendo DS™ with GameMill Entertainment’s Xia-Xia™ the Game Launching March 2012
Explore Nautical Worlds, Find Kooky Friends, Collect, Mix and Match Interchangeable Shells and More with Your Favorite Xia-Xia™ Hermit Crab Characters!
Minneapolis, MN- January 25, 2012– GameMill Entertainment, an independent publisher of entertaining mass-market video games, today announced plans to bring the loveable Xia-Xia™ hermit crab characters to the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system as a delightful and fun adventure game. Xia-Xia™ the game comes out of its shell this March at retailers nationwide.
From sandy beaches to deep blue seas, explore it all with fun and silly hermit crab characters in Xia-Xia the game. Set out on dozens of missions to find shells with your favorite Xia-Xia friends, Bimini, Turks, Trinidad and Tobago. Along the way meet kooky friends and unlock loads of secret rewards in five unique worlds across 25 levels! Keep your eyes open, you must discover the hidden star fish in each world to move on to other adventures. With more than 30 collectible shells to uncover and over 60 missing friends to seek out, Xia-Xia the game provides hours of fun for all ages!
Developed by Black Lantern Studios, the Xia-Xia game for Nintendo DS is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB. For additional information about GameMill’s line of products, please visit: www.game-mill.com.
Have you seen these yet? Have I just been under a rock?