E3: Viva Piñata: Party Animals AnnouncedDuring its pre-E3 conference Microsoft announced that a new Viva Piñata party game, Viva Piñata: Party Animals will be released for Xbox 360 later this year. The game is being developed by Chrome Studios and is clearly a title Microsoft hopes will attract a more casual audience to its console. Set in a whimsical world bursting with living piñatas, Party Animals will see players taking part in a reality TV show and compete in over 40 outrageous multiplayer party games. All your favorite piñata characters will be there to play with, including Hudson Horstachio, Paulie Preztail, Franklin Fizzlybear and Fergy Fudgehog. Up to four players can take part, either in the same room or across the internet over Xbox LIVE. Viva Piñata: Party Animals is scheduled for release only on Xbox 360 later this year.