Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

Tamagotchis are about to make a comeback, and there are some big changes

They now come in full colour, can get married, and even procreate

Tamagotchi is about to make a comeback, but there have been a lot of changes. Courtesy: Bandai America 
Tamagotchi is about to make a comeback, but there have been a lot of changes. Courtesy: Bandai America 

From music to fashion, there seem to have been many nostalgic revivals from the nineties in recent years.

The Spice Girls are touring, people are wearing chokers again, and soon, school playgrounds will be filled with children glued to their Tamagotchis.

In July, a new generation of the classic nineties toy will be launched. But instead of the tiny, black and white pixelated pets millennials had to keep alive, the new Tamagotchis will be colourful, can go on playdates with other Tamagotchis and even get married.

Some of the updated toy's updated features
Some of the updated toy's features

To go alongside the new Tamagotchi On, Bandai will also be launching a mobile app where users will be able to link up their digital pets, earn “Gotchi” points, and unlock more characters.

The Tamagotchi On will be released to the world on Sunday July 28 and will be available in four colours – Fairy Pink and Blue, and Magic Green and Purple.

While Tamagotchis have still been available to buy up until now, Bandai hopes this new model will win over a new generation of digital-savvy fans.

Pre-sales for the Tamagotchi On started in May, and the toys will be available in the UAE on Amazon.

Updated: June 2, 2019 12:41 PM

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