Tamagotchi heads for the Wii

Two generations meet

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Just when we thought the Tamagotchi was on the way out--it's in its teens, after all--they pull it back in. It's kind of the Michael Corleone of Japan's kawaii culture. And what better way to infuse the aging 'Chi with new life than with the Wii? (We suspect a "Chiimote" can't be far off.)

Atari is bringing its Tamagotchi Party On game to the Wii this summer, according to GeekSugar, a move that threatens to expose an entirely new generation to the once-addictive digital icon. We're surprised that someone didn't throw in Hello Kitty to bridge the age gap between the two pop phenoms.

For the sake of all involved, we just hope that no one on Tamagotchi Planet tries to dispense dating advice.

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