It has been 12 prolonged many years given that we final listened to the infamous recommendations of “Fortunate, Daisy, Baxter” whilst we sat in a absolutely seem-proofed space attempting to educate our puppy its identify in the 3DS’ Nintendogs + Cats. Of course, this followed the six-calendar year wait immediately after the launch of the original Nintendogs on the DS — a watershed minute wherever a enormous quantity of us used every day strolling, cleaning and enjoying with the virtual pups. And now, it appears to be like there may possibly be more dog articles from Nintendo to appear.
A current patent, dated 17th January 2023 and initially filed for in November 2021, would seem to counsel that Nintendo is doing the job on a new way to carry the globe of virtual canine back into our homes (many thanks, My Nintendo News). This time all-around, the technological know-how all seems to be about augmented reality and the capability to location a digital item (a dog, in the illustration presented) into a real-entire world setting as captured via a digital camera.
The diagrams utilised in the patent all appear to be to depict this using spot via a smartphone, hinting that a Nintendogs mobile application may well be the route that Nintendo is likely down below. This would make a ton of sense. Nintendo has been dipping its toes in the pool of cellular gaming for a even though now with varied success. Though the makes an attempt have slowed down marginally as of late, a little something like the mass charm of Nintendogs would be a rather risk-free wager for bringing individuals back about to the idea.
Some visuals from the new patent can be located beneath, demonstrating how the technology would allow the consumer to put the digital pup in a authentic-earth surroundings.
The cell route does appear like the most noticeable choice, it is true, but we couldn’t assistance but notice that nowhere in this patent does it point out that the technological know-how is getting built for a intelligent machine only. No, no. As an alternative, the only need of the host device is that it has a camera. Hmmm, could we truly be on the lookout at a design for something that would operate on a camera-bundled Nintendo machine? Most likely a new console?? It should really be noted that Nintendo (and all other corporations) patent thoughts and mechanics as a issue of training course, irrespective of whether they are used in a product that ever makes it to industry or not.
Maybe the Switch’s successor will have a digicam and be able to run what ever is subsequent for Nintendogs, but if we’re honest, the cell route does look extra probable for the moment. The catch-all attractiveness of the Nintendogs franchise is a surefire way to kick Nintendo’s cellular apps up a gear and all of the diagrams do look to stage to these a circumstance. Then yet again, you can find usually a likelihood…
What do you make of a potential Nintendogs return? Is this for cell only or a thing else with a digital camera? Bark your thoughts in the comments below!