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Bandai America unveiled its first collaboration with Lucasfilm: a Star Wars R2-D2 Tamagotchi digital pet toy.
Which means your favourite droid from Star Wars shall be inside the most recent Tamagotchi egg-like toy, the place you nurture and develop your digital character and lift it into an grownup. Like different Tamagotchi merchandise, the R2-D2 model has the best of digital video games on it.
The digital toy debuts November 11, and preorders begin on August 3, stated Bandai America model strategist Trish Garrett in an interview with GamesBeat.
“That is probably the most epic collaboration that Bandai has, and we’ve a holographic model with a translucent blue shell,” in addition to a basic white model, Garrett stated, holding an egg as much as her digital camera. “I feel persons are going to be excited to gather each of those.”
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Bandai Namco has performed Tamagotchi model collaborations earlier than (like with Whats up Kitty), however that is the primary time the Star Wars model is coming to it, Garrett stated. The groups from Bandai Namco and Lucasfilm have labored on it for greater than a yr.
“It’s a giant deal, and it’s set for a world launch,” she stated.
Garrett stated you possibly can practice the R2-D2 Tamagotchi to grasp 19 completely different expertise, corresponding to piloting spacecraft or doing repairs. As a substitute of feeding R2-D2 like different pets, you must cost the little droid. You additionally need to hold R2-D2 clear. You earn factors from a firefighting minigame and a Dejarik holochess sport (you play in opposition to Chewbacca, identical to R2-D2 did on the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope). You’ll be able to unlock seven extra minigames as you progress.
It’s a must to ensure you hold your R2-D2 Tamagotchi completely satisfied. In case you neglect the droid for too lengthy, the Jawas could take R2-D2 away.
“We’re enthusiastic about that, but in addition slightly unhappy, as a result of possibly individuals won’t maintain him on objective to allow them to see the Jawas,” Garrett stated.
The Tamagotchi consists of animated pixel film clips as properly. It’s focused for teenagers ages 8 and up. It doesn’t want Wi-Fi, and it makes use of two LR44 batteries. Bandai Namco hopes it will likely be a great stocking stuffer, Garrett stated.
“Any Tamagotchi fan will know the way to play with this,” Garrett stated. “It is likely to be a small studying curve for the Star Wars fan.”
The Boba Fett tv present is coming to Disney+ in December. Garrett stated she didn’t know if R2-D2 will present up within the sequence. She famous that Boba Fett makes an look within the machine. It should price $20.
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