When I went to visit Rare's Studio and check out Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise for the DS, one couldn't help but consider the future of the franchise. VP is an incredibly original and inventive IP, one that most definitely deserves a long future, but I realized there was a crucial flaw in the game -- Rare can only continue the series for as long as they can think of animal/candy wordplay.
Or can they?
As this musing reached its climactic peak, I imagined the bleakest future possible, a future where Rare had run out of candy portmanteaus and had to move onto chemical substances. In order to help my pals at Rare, I have taken it upon myself to draw up their concept art ... concept art from Hell ... and design creatures for the latest installment in the franchise -- Viva Piñarcotics!
[Drawing by Jim Sterling, coloring by the awesome Topher Cantler]
Appear Requirements: Have a set of weights in your garden
Appear Requirements: Have strobe lighting in your garden
Appear Requirements: Grow some perfectly legal, unprepared mushrooms
Appear Requirements: Lose your girlfriend
Appear Requirements: Build a Starbucks
Appear Requirements: Chemical set in your garden
Appear Requirements: Jack Daniels
Appear Requirements: Build a porn-and-booze-filled squat in your garden
Appear Requirements: One radiator