Hasbro and Electronic Arts plan to roll out an expanded line of Littlest Pet Shop Online toys this fall. In addition, a new virtual pet collection program will launch within LPSO.com.
The latest toys will include the LPSO Dancing Dog ($24.99), an interactive pet that plugs to the computer or an MP3 and dances to music, and LPSO starter pack toys ($9.99 each), allowing kids to collect toy versions of their favorite LPSO.com characters.
"Hasbro and EA have created an integrated suite of Littlest Pet Shop Online products that takes girls' affinity for collection, meaningful play and social engagement to a new level," says Valerie Jurries, global senior vice president of marketing at Hasbro. "Whether listening to music, spending time on the Internet or just hanging out, these latest LPSO offerings have been designed to allow girls to have their Littlest Pet Shop pets tag along right beside them."
In other gaming news, a number of new licensed game titles are hitting retailers now. Disney Interactive Studios is rolling out Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again for Nintendo DS. Players can construct rides, skateboards, spaceships, mine carts and surfboards, while competing in mini games. The game retails for $29.99.
Several games are out now from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, including Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS), The Lord of the Rings: Aragon's Quest (PlayStation 2 and 3, Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable) and Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp (Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2).