Modern Warfare Includes Tamagotchi Style Virtual Pet

Fans of Call of Duty Will Be Able to Hatch Their Own Virtual Pets in Modern Warfare

Inspired by the well known Tamagotchi virtual pet, Modern Warfare will be including what they call the Tamagunchi on the interactive wristwatch of soldiers as they enter multiplayer combat. The Tamagunchi will hatch from an egg and level up as gamers go on big killstreaks, making “Ya-ta!” noises each time soldiers string together a few kills. The harsh reality of the Tamagunchi is it will also rot and die should players perform too terribly in multiplayer matches, forcing you to succeed if you don’t want to kill your little virtual pet. You wouldn’t want to kill a Tamagunchi, would you?

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During an interview with Game Informer, Modern Warfare art director Joel Emslie explained that the Tamagunchi was created as another way to utilize the interactivity of the wristwatch the developers at Infinity Ward added to the Modern Warfare series with the upcoming title releasing October 25th. “Tamagunchis are fed by the player’s performance in multiplayer. It’s just this little active wristwatch thing,” says Joel Emslie about the digital wristwatch pet without clarifying if it will also have to be fed or if it will poop. We like the fun little addition to the Modern Warfare series but games are getting really meta with games inside of games. This addition to the virtual pet adds another fun way for gamers to compete in multiplayer and likely provide fans of Tamagunchi more microtransactions to consider.

Did you grow up during the 1990’s at the peek of Tamagotchi pop cultural popularity or did you try to get on the Tama-train when they attempted a comeback in 2004 or when it released on mobile in 2013? Let us know what your favorite Tamagotchi moments are down in the comments below!

Source: Gaming Bolt