SALT LAKE CITY — Kids of the '90s rejoice — Tamagotchis are back, this time targeting older, more tech-savvy audiences with features like smartphone support and… matrimony?
The toy will also feature a vibrant full-color screen with pixelated graphics, rather than a monochromatic display. Other talking points include interactions between devices. Tamagotchis can be sent out on playdates and can be married off to one another, which inevitably results in baby Tamagotchis populating the game, Engadget reports.
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- The toy supports up to 16 generations of Tamagotchis on one device.
- Baby pets can be cared for by their parents, meaning users won’t need to attend to each one.
- Tamagotchis can explore a virtual town and purchase new rooms, toys and accessories.
- Minigames include surfing and dodging sharks underwater.
- The game will be compatible with a smartphone app to expand the game’s features worldwide.
- The device doesn’t come with a keychain, but one can be connected to it.
- The toy will cost $60 when it launches in the United States this summer at Amazon, Target, Gamestop and Urban Outfitters.