New Tamagotchi game coming to iOS and Android in 2018, could feature AR mode


If the word "Tamagotchi" hits you right in the nostalgia gland, we have great news for you. The biggest toy fad of the 1990s and early 2000s is making a comeback on mobile. Bandai is planning to release a new game called "My Tamagotchi Forever" for iOS and Android.

My Tamagotchi Forever will be free to play (most likely with in-app purchases) and will premiere sometime in 2018. The gaming company also released a video trailer (see below) which reveals several interesting details. 

All the basic mechanics from the classic game will be present here - players will have to feed, play with, and clean up after their virtual pet while also making sure that it gets enough sleep. However, there are quite a few new additions as well. 

For starters, all of your pets will live in a place called "Tamatown", where you'll be able to interact with various different Tamagotchi characters. This could also mean that multiplayer might be present in some form in the game. 

Another big feature that we'll most likely see is an AR (augmented reality) mode. Bandai didn't say anything about AR in its initial press release, but the trailer clearly shows the child and her mother interacting with a Tamagotchi in the real world. 

Here are some other details from the press release: 

Last but not least, you can also register on Bandai's website to enter a draw for a chance to become the inspiration for a brand new Tamagotchi character which will be included in the game. If you'd like to sign up, click on the source link below. 

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