Nintenhorse, Nintendolphin almost happened

The stuff of your potential nightmares — Nintenhorse and Nintendolphin — were almost 3DS games.

This massive bombshell was dropped by Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata during the Nintendo World Event in Japan last week. Unfortunately, both the dolphin and horse (targeted at Europeans, apparently) ideas were scrapped when Shigeru Miyamoto got a cat.

And what Shiggy wants, Shiggy gets — Nintendogs & Cats is set to launch alongside the system this year. The game will bring the cuddly little purr pals to the handheld, along with camera support that will have the animals recognizing its owners by sight. Creepy.

How Cats Ended up in Nintendogs + cats [Andriasang via CVG]

Nick Chester