Your very own pocket-sized Pocket Monster
A while back, we reported on the news that two of the world's most famous 'virtual pet' brands – Pokémon and Tamagotchi – were joining forces in the form of Eevee x Tamagotchi, a keyring-sized gadget which contains (you guessed it) your very own monochrome Eevee to look after. Now, several months after...
Edit: Actually it won't
Edit: We've now been told by our Pokémon expert Joe Merrick that reports that this special Tamagotchi will feature an exclusive new evolution are actually incorrect: Original Story: Not so long ago, we reported on rumours that the unthinkable was about to happen - two '90s icons, Pokémon and Tamagotchi, were joining...
Leaked info hints at a virtual pet revolution
Around the same time in the '90s that Pocket Monster turned Japan upside down, another phenomenon from the Far East caused people all over the globe to go a bit potty. Bandai's Tamagotchi may have enjoyed a relatively short-lived degree of popularity when compared to Pokémon, but it still retains some...
Turds and all
While Tamagotchi isn't directly related to Nintendo, the series - which began life in the '90s as a virtual pet keyring - has branched out onto systems like the DS and Wii in recent years. To mark the 20th anniversary of the toy Bandai Namco has produced a streamlined version which we covered not so long ago, but it would ap
Party like it's 1997
Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...
Raising a friend
Bandai is reviving its Tamagotchi virtual pet to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand. Created by Akihiro Yokoi, the pebble-shaped toy launched in Japan in 1996 and North America a year later, and sold millions. Each was equipped with a crude LCD screen, and the objective was to hatch a virtual pet and look after...
Do you remember those little cute Tamagotchi keychain digital pets? Who could forget the joys of cleaning up their poop and forgetting to feed them? Well, it's their 20th anniversary this year and Bandai Namco is bringing them back on the 3DS in Japan, as revealed by the teaser website. This new Tamagotchi game launches on 16th...
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