Danish site Gamereactor is reporting that Rare has implemented a new game mode in Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise, whereby you can jump straight into the action with no long, drawn out tutorial.
It says that Rare has listened to criticisms from the first game and acted accordingly.
“To start with, the game starts in a green and controlled garden so you don’t have to drag yourself through all the weeding and fertilising,” says the article, translated by videogaming247. “Also, all the help missions are optional, so you can choose if you want them or not.”
“The most important thing in this regard is the option to completely bypass the traditional game and instead directly jump into a sandbox, where you can play with your garden just as you see fit,” it says.
“You will start with much more money and upgraded tools [than you did in the first game], so all you have to do in concentrate on luring the Piñata’s and attempt to get your economy off the ground by stuffing them with sweets and sending them to parties and birthdays.”
We still can’t wait. The game will be shown officially to the press in San Francisco today, so keep an eye out at 5pm BST for more. In the meantime, check out details, screens and news of an offline co-op mode.
By Mike Bowden