By Andrew Liszewski
Surprisingly it’s been over 12 years since the original Tamagotchi was released, and following in the steps of television and then the Game Boy, the keychain-sized fad is hoping to gain some popularity once again by introducing a color screen! The concept is still the same, you’re in charge of taking care of a small digital creature, and by ‘take care’ I of course mean torture, starve and whatever other cruel and unusual punishments the game actually allows you to carry out. But this time around it looks like the 128×128 pixel TFT LCD screen is actually able to render custom backgrounds like a living room, bedroom, kitchen and even a bathroom. (I’m pretty creeped out that the toilet actually has a face, what heinous crime did that guy commit in a past life?)
The new Tamagotchi game also introduces other elements like different seasons and weather conditions, and more expressive emotions that should provide a bit more satisfaction as you make your character’s life a living nightmare. The Tamagotchi Plus Color will be released on November 22, but this time around they’ll set you back a rather steep $48.