My Tamagotchi Forever coming to mobile next year

The game will mark Tamagotchi's 20th anniversary.

Nicholas Tufnell Associate Editor

My Tamagotchi Forever

Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco has announced that Tamagotchi, those cute virtual pets from the 90s, will be coming to iOS and Android in 2018.

The free-to-play mobile game will be called My Tamagotchi Forever and its release will mark Tamagotchi's 20th anniversary.

The trailer reveals a village setting filled with Tamagotchi, suggesting possible interaction with other virtual pets. There are also hints that the game could include an augmented-reality feature, with a child and her mother interacting with a Tamagotchi in the real world, although this hasn't been confirmed.

Fans can sign up to enter a draw for a chance to become the inspiration for a new Tamagotchi character, which will be added to the game.

Star Wars at 40: Join us in celebrating the many ways the Force-filled sci-fi saga has impacted our lives.

The Smartest StuffInnovators are thinking up new ways to make you -- and the world around you -- smarter.