If you are in the age category of people whose word “Tamagotchi” does not cause bewilderment, but an attack of nostalgia, there is great news for you. If the epidemic that gripped fans of capricious electronic pets in the 90s and early 2000s did not pass you, and instead of the traditional kitten, puppy or, at worst, the parrot you begged your parents an unknown animal with a Japanese name, then you also enter the target Bandai project audience. The gaming giant is about to release a new game called My Tamagotchi Forever for Android and iOS mobile devices.
The game "My Tamagotchi Forever" is getting ready for release in 2018. It will be free, but it looks like it will have in-game purchases. Below you can see the trailer that Bandai has released and which shows some interesting details.
The game will undoubtedly please the nostalgic fraternity: it presents all the basic mechanics of the same, classic toy. The player is required to satisfy all the needs of a virtual pet: feed him, play with him, clean up after him, and also make sure that the pet has enough sleep. But there are a number of new features.
For those who are not in the know, all your pets live in a special place called Tamataown. Here you can chat with several different tamagotchi characters. This may mean the possible presence in the game of multiplayer in some form.
Another important feature that we are likely to see is the AR (Augmented Reality) mode. Bandai doesn't say anything about augmented reality in their original press release, but the trailer accurately shows the mother and child who interact with Tamagotchi in the real world.
Here are some details from the press release:
- Grow your tamagotchi, watch their feeding, washing, clean them and turn off the lights so that they sleep well at night, and then they will be happy and healthy.
- With your tamagotchi, it’s interesting to play mini-games and explore Tama Town together. Make friends with other tamagotchi.
- Develop your tamagotchi from one type to another depending on how you care for them. You will never know in advance what can grow out of them!
- Keep memorable moments with your tamagotchi and other friendly residents.
- Share your favorite moments with your friends.
- Tamagotchi can be tickled. They love it!
- Earn coins by playing mini-games and increase your level.
- Discover various delicacies, cute costumes and colorful items to decorate Tama Town
- Compare your game progress and Tamagotchi growing skills with your friends.
And one more interesting thing: you can even register on the Bandai website and send them a sketch of your tamagotchi - who knows, maybe it will become a source of inspiration and the creature according to your sketch will appear in the game. You can do this by clicking on the link.
It’s even interesting to whom the game will appeal to more - children or those adults whom nostalgia will make stuck in Tama Town for a long time.