Tamagotchi is coming back to offer you a chance at redemption

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Mar 26, 2021, 6:00 AM EDT (Updated)

If you were a kid in the '90s, you probably remember Tamagotchis. The virtual pets became a national craze and, by sheer accident, acquainted many of us with the concept of death in a way only years of therapy have been able to cure.

Some of us found closure. Others, not so much.

Either way, Bandai is bringing the little digital monsters back for their 20-year anniversary and, along with that, your chance at redemption.

However, as Bandai America Director of Brand Management Tara Badie told Gamespot's Michael Rougeau at New York Comic Con, they've learned a valuable lesson and made these Tamagotchis a little less high-maintenance.

"We're targeting your generation, who are online and [lead] crazy busy lives," said Badie. "It allows you to kind of relive it, but in a more simplistic way."

Whether it means you can still kill them because you forgot one in your backpack for over a week remains to be seen. That said, if you're wondering about the day-to-day maintenance routine, Rougeau chronicled the first five days of his Tamagotchi's life. Warning, there's a lot of poop.

The first limited run will be available Nov. 5 in stores and are available for pre-order today for $14.99 each. 

(via Nerdist)