Viva Pinata: Party Animals brings minigames

Microsoft is bringing home family fun again with a newly announced Viva Pinata game. The game will retain the original's fantastic graphics, but will add brand new gameplay that's bound to appeal to the younger crowd. The original struggled to target an audience due to its strategy-laden gameplay that alienated the children the cartoon would have appealed to.

Taking a page from Nintendo, the new Viva Pinata title will be a game filled with minigames. Viva Pinata: Party Animals will be Microsoft's attempt at providing a Mario Party experience on the 360. Will it succeed?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.