EA today announced that new titles in the successful Littlest Pet Shop video game series will launch on Wii and Nintendo DS later this year.

Littlest Pet Shop Friends will focus on party preparations as girls and their favourite pets get ready to celebrate. Fans can look forward to an all-new, adorable collection of pets and their pet best-friends, a large array of customisable accessories, new mini-games, and a story element with all new adventures. The game will also offer cooperative play as girls play together side-by-side.

"Girls are going to have a blast playing Littlest Pet Shop Friends because it is all about hanging out with their best friends as they share pet collections, discover new towns, and play mini-games together," said Chip Lange, General Manager of EA's Hasbro Division. "Our first wave of Littlest Pet Shop games performed exceptionally well and we have every confidence that Littlest Pet Shop Friends will take the franchise to the next level with regard to exciting new exploration, game play and ways to socially connect with friends."

The DS and Wii games will feature 16 new cute pets such as a peacock, Great Dane and lady bug. The DS title will also offer exclusive pets in each of the three game versions: Littlest Pet Shop City Friends, Littlest Pet Shop Country Friends and Littlest Pet Shop Beach Friends.

The Littlest Pet Shop Friends titles will be released on Wii and Nintendo DS later this year.