Pets Coming to Xbox Live Avatars

Xbox Live Avatars are getting a little cuter and cuddlier tomorrow, with the arrival of pets. Larry Hryb (a.k.a. Major Nelson) announced that the new arrivals will come in at 240 Microsoft Points ($3) each. Varieties of pets include a large dog, pug dog, cat, siamese cat, long haired cat, goldfish, monkey, bird, snake, pony, and for you hotel heiresses out there, a purse dog. A look at some of the pets is available on Major Nelson’s Flickr.

This announcement goes hand-in-hand with the recent Avatar Chocobo from Square Enix to promote Final Fantasy XIII. And while the little bird is free for signing up with Square before time runs out, some might find these other pets a bit pricey. But hey, if you really love pugs and want to show it, Microsoft is giving you the option.

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