If you grew up playing the Tamagotchi toys, you might have heard that over the years, Bandai has attempted to revive the franchise through a variety of means, such as through a smartwatch app and also re-releasing it as a physical toy. However if the idea of bringing around a toy isn’t an idea that you relish, not to worry.
Bandai Namco has recently announced the launch of a new Tamagotchi app called “My Tamagotchi Forever”. Note that this isn’t the first time that Bandai has attempted to launch a Tamagotchi app for mobile devices. The company tried to do so back in 2013, but it looks like they’re trying again.
However it seems that the company’s latest attempt will be different from before. The concept is the same, where you have to take care of your pet, but Bandai will also introduce mini games that lets users unlock additional items such as food, costumes, decorations, and more. Alternatively these can also be purchased using real-life money, which we guess is Bandai’s way of monetizing it.
It also seems that there is an opportunity for augmented reality as users can take photos standing next to their Tamagotchi, as you can see in the video above. According to its website, the app is scheduled for a launch in 2018, but Touch Arcade claims that the app has already been released in Canada.