You remember Tamagotchis — the virtual keychain pets we all somehow managed to completely neglect or intentionally destroy? Well, clear off some space on your keyring, because these nostalgic little suckers are coming back, and your inner tween can’t even handle it.
Bandai Namco, the Japanese company behind Tamagotchi, have announced that the beloved toys from your childhood will indeed be rebooted in the US a matter of weeks. The new Tamagotchi are apparently almost identical to their original counterparts, albeit slightly smaller and with fewer buttons.
As reported by Adam Rosenberg at Mashable:
The egg-shaped device is roughly half the size of its 1990s predecessor, sporting a square digital screen with three buttons underneath it. The process of caring for your not-actually-a-pet has been simplified — there’s no playing games with it, and the icons at the top and bottom of the screen have been removed — but that simplification makes sense in the fast-paced world of 2017.
You’ll have six different shell colors to choose from, and your virtual pet will still be hatched at random. (The same as always.) The new version does chirp less frequently, however, making it slightly more discreet than the original.
The new Tamagotchi will be released on November 5, so you have a few weeks to prepare yourself. The little gadgets will reportedly retail for $14.99 (so don’t get conned into paying more, for some reason).
Until the release, let’s all just take a moment to enjoy this cringe-worthy, long-forgotten Ryan Cabrera moment, brought to you by Tamagotchi: