Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
Could Viva Pinata See the Light of Day on Xbox One?
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People want another Viva Pinata, that much is certain. And there's new hope for Viva Pinata fans in the shape of Major Nelson and a Reddit thread of fan pleas that he's apparently sent along to Rare. Could a new Viva Pinata game come to Xbox One? Maybe.

"FYI: I sent this thread to the head of Rare," Major Nelson remarked on the thread. "So I am sure he's lurking here. Somewhere."

Of course, you can already tend to animals in Zoo Tycoon, but Rare could follow suit with its own Kinect-powered animal management game in the shape of a new Viva Pinata game for Xbox One. Rare bringing Viva Pinata back on Xbox One doesn't seem all that much of a stretch then.

Make it happen, Microsoft!

[Via OXM]


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Comment #1 by Evo Kazz
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:43:34 PM
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I'd buy it, but would prefer a PDZ sequel

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Comment #2 by Kevin 737
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:44:58 PM
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Oh please dont let this rumor crush my hopes again.

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Comment #3 by GetInTheVanIHaveCandy
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:45:33 PM
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Banjo Three-ie and conkers BFD sequel first please Rare.

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Comment #4 by Latias_On_Vox
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:52:32 PM
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Of all the great Rare franchises, why are the fans pleading for this one?

Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, Conker, and Banjo are all titles I would much prefer be revived.

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Comment #5 by JT Gregory
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:52:39 PM
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Comment #6 by willy boi
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:59:00 PM
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Yes how about Perfect Dark One

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Comment #7 by bobbyhopadop
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 03:59:41 PM
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No point sending the pleas to Rare as they just make what they are told at this stage.

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Comment #8 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:00:37 PM
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So how many fan requests did Major Nelson have to pass on? Like 18? Haha I joke...well no I don't.

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Comment #9 by Akuza
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:01:59 PM
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@4 because it's family friendly and Microsoft only want rare doing family friendly games.

Why else do you think they didn't create killer instinct?

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Comment #10 by Chuppernicus
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:18:22 PM
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This would be great. Of course I'd take a Conker game, PDZ which was great multiplayer or jet force gemini too.

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Comment #11 by Wayne Warren
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:18:40 PM
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How about the One gets the kinect-based version as an exclusive and they make a proper sequel without kinect on the 360.

Rare doesn't wanna turn into Sega and milk the proverbial cash cow with low-end products that are as responsive as Kinect gestures on the 360.

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Comment #12 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:20:33 PM
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New Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie game please Microsoft. Viva Pinata series is good games but hell please let RARE working on Perfect Dark or Banjo-Kazooie series because they got more better fans over Viva Pinata.

Oh please bring back Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker or Jet Force Gemini first!!! Viva Pinata can wait in future. Better.

To be honest. I don't like RARE anymore. One of medicore developers. When they bought Banjo-Kazooie on 360 and game weren't platformer and game is joke. Nuts & Bolts is good game yeah but felt RARE ruined Banjo-Kazooie for it. They made gimmicky Kinect and Kinect Sports games.

Rare used to be one of best developers when they worked with Nintendo and worked with Microsoft in early of lifetime for original Xbox but when bought games onto Xbox 360 and felt it is not same anymore and became medicore developers. Which is I am disappointed with RARE. Microsoft is totaled ruined Rare.

I really hope Microsoft turn out and stood up and listen to fans and make Rare to bring back better Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Conker or Jet Force Gemini once again.

So Rare can shut up with Kinect and working better IP Franchises like Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie.

If Viva Pinata coming first then I gonna still disappointed with Microsoft and Rare. Lol

I hate to see Rare getting worst and worst each time after Banjo Nuts & Bolts, Viva Pinata party game and Kinect titles. Oh god Rare went downhill!!! I am sad face with Rare. :(

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Comment #13 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:26:46 PM
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@1 @6
i'd prefer a sequal to perfect dark rather than the letdown that was PDZ tbh
but i want it to be actually good like the original was

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Comment #14 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:27:52 PM
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Also I want to talk about Platformer games. Microsoft should stood up and bring back Banjo-Kazooie and Conker so Microsoft can have battle with Nintendo for Super Mario, Donkey Kong Country and Kirby, with Sony for Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter and Sly Cooper and with Ubisoft for Rayman for better platformer games.

Microsoft should have this. I want to see greatest heroes in greatest platformer games like Nintendo, Sony and Ubisoft had. :)

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Comment #15 by Barad
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:28:18 PM
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PLEASE. Viva Pinata remains to be one of the best games on the 360.

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Comment #16 by darkdeath174
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:34:19 PM
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Yes please, I love viva Pinata

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Comment #17 by ZzZCrossyZzZ
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:34:44 PM
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Yes yes yes!! I still play VP: TiP from time to time just for how much I love it, please make this Rare!! :D

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Comment #18 by kitch
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:36:14 PM
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IM sure viva piñata was first game i 1000d! Enjoyed it aswel

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Comment #19 by Wade Wilson 83
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:36:33 PM
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I bought this game for my ex girlfriend since she moaned I had no games she would enjoy. Ended up being I played it more than her. Great series

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Comment #20 by francisrossi
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:39:29 PM
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Have any of the people badmouthing Viva Piñata actually played it? It may look all cutesy, but it's a surprisingly deep game. Clocked all 1000 on the original and have most of the non-MP ones for the sequel.

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Comment #21 by MasterSparky
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:44:09 PM
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the ONLY game my girlfriend has ever loved. I also love it, that shows it was a quality game.

keep it similar to the original and ill be buy! :)

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Comment #22 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 04:47:09 PM
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#20 I do like Viva Pinata series not Party game for this. But Microsoft and Rare should bring Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Conker and Jet Force Gemini either first before Viva Pinata returns. Seem better move since other Franchises hadn't been around for longer time. We already had 3 Viva Pinata games for 360. Rare should work on other first before Viva Pinata again. :)

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Comment #23 by AgentOrange330
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:00:35 PM
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I'm in. I lived this series. These are perfect to just sit and relax...

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Comment #24 by ThePakirow
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:07:04 PM
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Comment #25 by Tobi
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:23:41 PM
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I'd buy the shit out of this.

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Comment #26 by cam93
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:24:00 PM
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Conkers bad fur day remake or sequel. Rare come on make some violent games again

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Comment #27 by Ricey-BFD
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:33:04 PM
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Would love a new viva piñata game only played the first and it was amazing.

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Comment #28 by bob101910
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:36:45 PM
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I hope this happens!!

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Comment #29 by SirSaiSpag
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 05:40:08 PM
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The amount of people clamouring for a new Perfect Dark instead of Viva Pinata/Banjo in the comments here is insane, no wonder every other game is a boring grey town shooter....

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Comment #30 by TirelessFiver
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 06:08:06 PM
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Viva Pinata was a great game! Even my non-gaming wife enjoyed the heck out of it! Super fun and easy to pick up and play but LOTS of depth if you felt like diving into it. Would love to see a new one on XBox One!

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Comment #31 by Lord Montymort
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 06:18:09 PM
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Oh hell yeah. I would LOVE this. Viva Pinata was one of my favorite IP's of last gen a new one for X1 would be amazing to see.
I'd also ask for a sequel to Conker's Bad Fur Day, but the majority of the team who worked on that don't work there anymore.

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Comment #32 by Henri8162
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 06:26:21 PM
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I'd just be happy for Rare to make a game... period. For them to be focusing on Kinect and avatar stuff is the biggest waste of an amazing studio I've ever seen.

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Comment #33 by sumthingchronic
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 06:27:51 PM
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Agree with everyone else, RARE need to do banjo-threeie or conker first, viva piñata can be their next project

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Comment #34 by Furryvision78
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 06:35:19 PM
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Top story. In other news, I might have a shit later.

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Comment #35 by Sh3rMaN420
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 06:51:19 PM
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Yes Please

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Comment #36 by Whiplash XXIII
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 08:51:23 PM
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People underestimate this game, but it is really addicting and fun. One of the best games on 360.

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Comment #37 by fresh fish 101
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 09:27:31 PM
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please make new games. stop banking off of our love of old titles. thank you.

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Comment #38 by Hairy Cabbage
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 10:14:34 PM
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hell yeah! hopefully not the kinect powered part tho ;)

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Comment #39 by Terrin
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 10:28:19 PM
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@12 the problem with everything saying about rare is that right before Microsoft bought them a lot of the talent left as Nintendo was going to shut them down so Nintendo sold them instead, the talent left.
Microsoft was going to shut them down but they got them working on avatar stuff then a Kinect game (which really saved them as it sold extremely well and so did the sequel).

They hired a bunch of new people and are working on 2 titles as far as we know one is the Kinect sports we have no idea on the other but they had to hand off killer instinct as they were busy so you never know maybe they are already working on a banjo koozie, perfect dark game who knows.

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Comment #40 by oCYBERPUNKo
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 10:33:41 PM
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What in the blue hell has Rare been doing the last few years?

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Comment #41 by sweet oni
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 10:41:20 PM
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I never played this game because of the show that I hated when I was little, Does it have any relation to the show? If not it may be worth checking out.

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Comment #42 by assassinjay1229
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 02:22:46 AM
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@41 No it Viva Pinata (and trouble in paradise) does not, bit the party animals is related to the show.

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Comment #43 by assassinjay1229
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 02:25:56 AM
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Wow my post got mangled by spell check and lack of proofreading lol

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Comment #44 by Baki54
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:05:33 AM
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Viva and Gears of War...what a combination that was.I wouldn't mind going back to Viva at all.It was the first 360 game I spent over a 100+ hrs on.

More Viva would be welcome.

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Comment #45 by colderclimate
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 08:02:19 AM
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I doubt he'd have made the comment if it weren't already on the cards in some form or another. In fact, I know it never really left the table as it was a great IP but like most Rare titles, was either confusing or people generally too pig ignorant to see past the visuals to discover the great game. It didn't look "gritty" or have heads exploding in it so adults immediately assumed it wasn't for them, relegated it to the realms of "games they buy for their kids / neices / nephews" and history closed a door on the awesomeness of Viva Pinata.

Yes, I'm bitter about it. A One version would be very welcome, thank you very much as I still maintain VP: Trouble In Paradise was the best game on the 360.

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Comment #46 by highlol
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 09:40:10 AM
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The Viva Pinata games are great, I love them. I've been hoping for this for a while now.

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Comment #47 by RUBBER DUBBER
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 11:38:49 AM
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Heres an idea a viva pinata game in style of skylanders or disney infinity lol

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Comment #48 by KoolGuy126
Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 09:05:14 PM
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@47 That's not even funny

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