Smack the Pinata September 1

Gamestop says Viva Pinata (aka "Microsoft's most important game of 2006") will burst on the Xbox 360 scene  September 1. This is a closely watched title because the video game/kiddie show hybrid is MS's cross-media entreaty to the rug rat market. I checked out the official website and the music alone made me want to eat a mescaline-laced burrito. Does Viva Pinata have enough  annoying qualities to be the next SpongeBob or Pokemon?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.