Microsoft has announced that Viva Piñata has now been sent off for production and will be arriving in US stores on November 9. The game's European release hasn't been announced just yet, but the game is listed on the Microsoft press site for release on December 1.
Microsoft has high hopes for Viva Piñata and the franchise will soon be entering UK households via children's TV. The 4Kids Viva Piñata TV series is already showing in North America and Microsoft has said it will make its way to our screens early in 2007.
Viva Piñata will be available in standard form and as a Special Edition. The two-disc Special Edition will come in a special rounded box and will include bonus content designed for the whole family to enjoy. Available for a limited time, the second disc will feature a number of family friendly game demos, plus a sample of the new Viva Piñata TV show.