Microsoft's announced the next big feature set to debut on Xbox Live... Avatar pets.
From tomorrow the first shipment of two, four and non-legged companions arrive on Xbox Live Avatar Markketplace, each of which will be available for purchase at 240 Microsoft Points (£2.04).
They include, according to Major Nelson; "Large Dog, Pug Dog, Dog in Bag, Cat, Siamese Cat, Long Haired Cat, Goldfish, Guinea Pig, Monkey, Bird, Snake and yes....a Pony."
Check out the image gallery on this page for a proper look. We're getting ourselves a guinea pig!