Bandai Namco revives Tamagotchi Connection for 20th anniversary


Bandai Namco is bringing back classic virtual pet toy Tamagotchi Connection in celebration of its 20th anniversary this year.

Key points:

  • The new Tamagotchi Connection will come in six different variants and launch outside Japan on July 9.

  • Each variant offers unique features.

  • Prices start at $30.

The details:

  • Bandai Namco first launched Tamagotchi Connection in Japan in March 2004, introducing multiplayer features via an infrared port. It was also the first Tamagotchi to incorporate a training function for the pets.

  • Each variant of the new Tamagotchi Connection offers unique features. The Ice Cream version, for one, allows players to feed their pet ice cream after entering a password, while the Clear Retro version comes with a waffle.

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  • Players can interact with others by playing games, exchanging gifts or having their virtual pets married to produce offspring.

  • There are 50 characters to care for, such as fan favorites Mametchi, Memetchi, Young Mimitchi and Ichigotchi, to name a few.

  • By playing more, players get to earn Gotchi Points, which can be used to buy food and other in-game items.

  • Prices start at $30 for the Rainbow Sky, Ice Cream, Clear Retro and Bubbles variants. A two-pack bundle featuring Blue and Pink Graffiti is priced at $58.


  • Bandai Namco recently collaborated with Sanrio to release the Tamagotchi Uni watch, featuring characters from the beloved “Hello Kitty” franchise.


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