There's only one way to make sure your virtual pet stays alive forever, and that's to continue taking it everywhere from 1996 to infinity. Katy Perry is down with this method, as evidenced by the Tamagotchi she wore to this year's Met Gala fundraising event. Hit the jump for more.
Having celebrated its 16th year, Bandai's virtual pet toy Tamagotchi has become an app for iOS and Android devices. The latter is now available with the former coming later. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. includes a 'Retro Mode' along the lines of the 1990s toy, as well as an updated mode with features option to save your progress and minigames. Get a look after the ju,p.
Check to see if the batteries are still live on your virtual pet and try to remember the last time you fed it, because Tamagotchi just turned 15. To mark this, on November 23 Bandai released a special anniversary version, "Tamagotchi iD L," priced at 5,040. More after the jump.