Welcome to another installment of the Casual Gaming Round-Up, bringing you the best in news from the world of casual games. In this installment, we see the news that Activision has announced a new game inspired by the incredibly popular line of Zhu Zhu Pets, and the announcement of some neat events happening over at PCHGames.com during this month.
Activision Announces Kung Zhu for Nintendo DS
Activision has announced the developer of Kung Zhu for the Nintendo DS. Unlike the first Zhu Zhu Pets game, which was more of a mini-game / pet-care simulation title, Kung Zhu will allow you to choose your favorite hamsters, train them into ultimate warriors and then take them to battle against other hamsters.
Kung Zhu will allow you to interact with hamsters from the Special Forces and Ninja Warrior tribes – Stonewall, Sergeant, Serge, Rock’O, and Rivet from the Special Forces, and Yama, Azer, Drayko, and Thorn from the Ninja Warriors. The game will allow you to outfit your pets with various battle gear, and then take them into battle over 35 levels.
The game will be released initially as a special Collector’s Edition, which comes packaged with the Kung Zhu hamster named Tull, which is exclusive to the package and comes with a completely new, never-seen-before color scheme. That package will be available for $34.99 when the game launches this fall.
For more information about the game, head over to Activision’s official website.
PCHGames.com Announces Events for August
As usual, the folks at casual/social gaming portal PCHGames.com are running some interesting promotions for members this month, and we’ve got all the news you need to make the most of these bonus opportunities.
The first bonus this month takes place tomorrow, on “Make it Count Monday.” Tomorrow only, you’ll be able to earn a bonus 2,000 tokens for the first time you login.
Then, on August 11, take part in “Gone Golfing Sunday,” a virtual weekend that will see you earning 10x the normal amount of tokens on all golf games that you play.
On National Relaxation Day, August 15, you’ll be able to truly kick back and relax as you earn 5x the normal amount of tokens on each and every game you play.
From August 20-21, you’ll be able to earn the Beach Days Bonus – an extra 1,700 bonus tokens each day you login to the site.
Finally, for the Back to School celebration, which takes place from August 23-29, you’ll be able to earn 5x the normal tokens on every word game that you play.
These are some great opportunities for some bonus tokens on the site – make sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of them, and head over to the PCHGames.com website for more information.