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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tamagotchi in Color !!


I knew that it would eventually happen :D Good news everyone! The tamagotchi is finally being released in a color version!!! This won't be a simulation for cell-phones, computers, gameboy etc...this will be a regular hand-held key chain Tamagotchi but the display is all in color! There is no information about it yet except the above picture which I got from Japan's Bandai website. I really really like the screen and the fact that they included a room for the tamagotchi to live in will probably mean that it will be able to interact with the environment, such as playing games on the computer seen in the background or resting on the couch. As you can see from the picture above, there is a ladder leading somewhere else. I'm guessing that you will be able to tell the tamagotchi to go to other parts of its 'house' where there might be more options for direct interaction. It could even lead to an outside world that the tamagotchi can explore! These are only theories but they're now completely possible thanks to a high resolution color screen.
Also, judging from the above picture, we can guess what the icons will be used for:

  1. The first icon is probably the regular screen for checking on the tamagotchi's age, weight etc.
  2. The second icon is for feeding the tamagotchi (obviously) .
  3. Third icon is the toilet...I can't see how they could have changed this option from the tamagotchis we currently have.
  4. The fourth icon looks really interesting; the small open door might hint at the theory I've stated earlier...maybe being able to leave the tamagotchi's house to interact with an outside world, sort of like a Tamatown but on the Tamagotchi unit itself...that would be awesome :D!!
  5. I see that there will still be the possibility of connecting with other tamagotchis, i don't know if it would be possible to connect with the tamagotchis we currently have...that would be a nice feature wouldn't it?
  6. Sixth icon is for medicine...it's most probably the same thing as the medicine features used in current tamagotchis...maybe with better animation sequences?
  7. The chest icon is most probably the same as the one used on the entama and similar tamagotchis, i.e. to store items collected from tamatown etc.
  8. The 8th icon looks a lot like a showering unit...now there's definitely something we've never seen on any tamagotchi so far.
  9. Ninth icon is probably for the friend's list, family history etc.
  10. The last icon looks very familiar ;) I guess I don't need to hint what this does.
As I've already mentioned, these are just my thoughts on what the features of this new tamagotchi might be all about. I've added another screenshot I got from Bandai's website. Maybe someone knows what's written in the advert and leave us a translation in a comment? Maybe tell us when it will be released...I can see a number 9 written near the bottom, is this the release date?It will obviously be released in Japan first...no idea when, then it would (hopefully) be released to the rest of the world. I can't wait!!! It all looks sooo very interesting. Let me know what you guys think about this new tama.

19 comments:

Lalami said...

Definetly, AWESOME!
I can't wait.
I'm hoping that it'll release soon.
Thanks for blogging.
^_________________^

Jesmond said...

yeah, totally awesome. I've read somewhere that Bandai Japan will be releasing more information about this Tamagotchi by the end of September. I will be buying one as soon as it is out...I don't care how much it'll cost or from where I'll have to buy it, I'm gonna get one :) It's just too awesome not to have :D :D

Anonymous said...

HELP! HELP! HELP! MY TAMAGOTCHI WAS A REGULAR FAMILITCHI, BUT NOW, (AFTER ACCIDENTALLY NOT FEEDING IT FOR 3 HOURS)THEY R MODELITCHIS! ALL OF THEM! AND MY PARENTS ARNT MY PARENTS NOW! HELP HELP!PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP!

Anonymous said...

I really want the v6 to come out like in spring 2009!:)

I really hope the v6 or so will have color for the USA

Anonymous said...

HEY DUDES AND DUDETTS, ONE OF MY TAMA SOURCES SAID IT'LL COME OUT IN LATE SEMPTEMBER IN JAPAN. IN THE US AND OTHER COUNTRIES MAYBE NEXT YEAR OR DURING THE HOLIDAYS.
THEY HAVE TO SEE IF IT'S A BIG HIT FIRST THEN THEY'LL PASS IT OUT U KNOW TO OTHER COUNTRIES. BUT FIRST THE V5.5 IS GOING TO COME OUT DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

Jesmond said...

The v5.5 is already out in many states in the US. However I heard that it won't be released anywhere else.
I'm sure that the color tamagotchi will be a big hit. I'm a bit worried about the battery that this version will use though. I really hope that it will be a rechargeable battery...color screens are real power-hogs and i don't fancy buying new batteries every week. I understand that a rechargeable battery will make this tama more expensive but it's cheaper in the long run this way.

Anonymous said...

I know when it will be released you see I have a best friend named Brittany and she is chinese so I wrote it down in Japenise and told her to translate it she said that she isn't that good of a translater but she told her mom and called me she said it will be released at the end of September probly October 9th!SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT!!!!If it doesn't come by then at least I tryed.

Jesmond said...

Thanks for the info :D seems like this version will be released earlier than I expected.

Anonymous said...

Wow!My country is small, so it will probably come out last here, in little old NZ...It didn't even sell the v4.5, only in the PC pack...

Anonymous said...

i hope the price isn't expensive since i want to buy one *without making me look childish*

lolz

Corey said...

Translation of picture:

To the left: "The birth of a new tamagotchi has come"

(Lit. The born, changed tamagotchi has appeared")

In the comment bubble: "The Tamagotchi this time is colorful?!?"

In the yellow star: "More details to be announced in September"

Jesmond said...

oh thanks soooo much :D I've been curious about what the picture says for a long time.

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Anonymous said...

T.T..too bad..this colour version will be release in japanese language. no english version will be available..

PleoBlog said...

I love it! No matter if it's in japanese, it's very easy to understand and really a basic tama, the ideal for adults or young people who cant spend more time to feed and clean tamagotchis ;)

Anonymous said...

All you need is AAA battery's.

Anonymous said...

All you need is two AAA battery's

Anonymous said...

SO SORRY I SAID IT TWO TIMES