Today, Bandai is declaring the Tamagotchi Pix: a combination of its classic Tamagotchi pet-rearing toy line with a new built-in camera for taking pictures with your digital pet.
The Pix is shaped like a hatching egg, with the top piece of the “broken shell” working in as a shutter button. Utilizing the camera, you can embed yourself (and companions) into photographs with your Tamagotchi, with fittingly cute photo frames. They have reached out Bandai for more data about the camera quality.
Photographs taken with the Pix are put away locally, and any photos you take will show up in a feed that documents your time with your pet. Bandai frames this as such an on-gadget social media, but since the Pix can’t connect with Wi-Fi and sharing photos is restricted, it’s not really social. Presale for the Tamagotchi Pix begins today for $59.99.
Past Tamagotchi, similar to the Tamagotchi On, have utilized Bluetooth to connect to other devices, however the Pix is adopting a less high-tech approach. In the event that you need to share images to other Pix-carrying friends, they can snap a picture of a “Tama Code.” Bandai says these codes contain the whole of what you are sharing, so you can fundamentally exchange pictures by means of QR codes. Bandai additionally plans to grant Tama Codes for in-game items in the event that you mess around on tamagotchi.com beginning in August.
Other than the camera features, Tamagotchi Pix additionally has new touch-based buttons instead of the physical ones, and several new gameplay mechanics. Have you at any point needed to influence your Tamagotchi’s future employment status off-world? Evidently, how you raise your Tamagotchi and decorate its room will presently influence its future profession and what different eggs you can raise after your first Tamagotchi grows up. Tamagotchi can likewise engage in new activities like painting, cooking, and ordering food for delivery.
The Tamagotchi Pix captures a little bit of the feeling of Pokémon Go’s augmented reality camera. It’s not as robust — you’re simply pasting your pet on a photo instead of discovering them moving out on the planet — yet a portion of that AR magic is there. Fanatically documenting your pet’s life in photos may re-create some of that parent-child bond, however they believe what’s all the more remarkable is the basic feeling the Pix’s little AR photos could conjure: that you exist in the same space as your Tamagotchi and that, here and there, it’s real — regardless of whether it’s kept to a plastic egg.
The Tamagotchi Pix comes in four different colored “shells”: “floral” (pink), “sky” (purple), “ocean” (blue), and “nature” (green). Pink and purple are available for presale today, and blue and green are “coming soon,” according to Bandai.