Back in 1996, the first Tamagotchi saw the light – a virtual pet, originally in the form of a game for Nintendo’s Game Boy handheld console. Now, for the 25th anniversary of the toy, Bandai has re-released the Tamagotchi as a smartwatch.

It looks like an ordinary watch for children – bright colors, a large plastic case, and a small touch screen. The principle of operation is the same: the owner must take care of his pet, only now the touch display allows you to stroke it, and thanks to the speakers and the microphone, the Tamagotchi can make sounds, attracting attention, and react to your voice.

A TamaSma card slot is provided, with which you can load exclusive characters and items.

The gadget also borrowed some functions from a smartwatch – it shows the time, can count steps, and play music.

In Japan, the Tamagotchi Smart will go on sale this fall with a price tag of $60.