New Tamagotchi Pix is a Tamagotchi with a camera

Bandai Namco revealed Wednesday that its brand-new Tamagotchi gadget will have an integrated cam. Yes, users will still have the ability to do fundamental Tamagotchi things, like feeding their animals and tidying up their poops, however likewise utilize the cam function to bring the world to a Tamagotchi.

4 colors will be offered — pink, purple, blue, and green — for $59.99 per gadget. Bandai Namco senior director for brand name method Tara Badie informs Polygon that there’s likewise an integrated social feed where gamers can share and keep images of their Tamagotchi and the buddies its fulfilled out on the planet. (There are 100 Tamagotchi buddies in the real life, which can be discovered by taking images out there.) The gadget doesn’t require a web connection to utilize the gadget and its function, however it can do things online.

The cam isn’t just for taking images — utilizing it, you can communicate with the family pet in brand-new methods, like integrating colors for cooking. Badie explained it like this: When cooking, you can take images of real-life items that are various colors, then toss those colors into a pot to blend together. That’s how food takes place! Naturally, you can feed your Tamagotchi immediately, however likewise keep the food in a fridge.

Naturally, this is 2021, so users can likewise pass up cooking for their family pet totally and simply buy it shipment, too.

In other places on the gadget, Bandai Namco has actually gotten rid of physical buttons and chose a touch button; throughout an interview with Badie, she utilized the button to provide animals to her Tamagotchi, a la Pokémon Sword and Guard’s camp function. Pre-sales for Tamagotchi Pix start today in the United States, at different merchants.

Tamagotchi Pix is planned for 6 to 12 years of age, however there’s still a big part of classic, older gamers that continue to support the franchise. Bandai Namco released a brand-new Tamagotchi gadget in 2020 — Tamagotchi On Marvel Garden. The ’90s-inspired gadget brought color and brand-new graphics to the Tamagotchi world. Tamagotchi Pix is an extension of that, with more things to do: raise a family pet for an occupation, “curate your Tamagotchi’s future career” (????), and see the next egg — when this Tamagotchi returns to its house world — affected by the options users have actually made.

Here’s to hoping I can keep my brand-new pal alive!

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.