Tamagotchi is finally coming to your phone: Bandai to launch hit game as a free AR app for first time
・The app, called My Tamagotchi Forever, will be free for iOS and Android in 2018
・The trailer suggests it will have augmented reality features like Pokemon Go
・The game will include mini games and a Tamatown to make ‘friends’ with others
augmented reality (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” images produced by a computer and used together with a view of the real world “というふうに記載されていますね。
To augment (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to increase the size or value of something by adding something to it: “というふうに記載されていますね。
He would have to find work to augment his income.
He augmented his income by taking a second job.
The team of editors was augmented by freelancers.
Just weeks after reviving the beloved 90s toy for a limited re-release, Bandai has revealed Tamagotchi is now coming to smartphones in what appears to be an augmented reality app.
in what appears to beで◯◯◯のように見えるものという表現です。
The app, called My Tamagotchi Forever, will be free for iOS and Android, allowing players to raise their characters and even mingle with others in ‘Tamatown.’
While it will mimic many aspects of the original game, from feeding the virtual pet to cleaning up after it, the new Tamagotchi app will also include a number of mini-games and special items that can be unlocked.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” loved very much: “ と記載されていますね。
He’s cleaning his beloved motorbike.
Her beloved husband died last year.
She was forced to leave her beloved Paris and return to Lyon.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a particular part, feature, or quality of something “ と記載されていますね。
Which aspects of the job do you most enjoy?
His illness affects almost every aspect of his life.
Lighting is a vitally important aspect of filmmaking.
a system of rules that covers almost every aspect of their lives
The car has to look good, but without forgetting the safety aspect.
This chapter will consider several important aspects of the teaching process.
It isn’t the first app the company has released in efforts to keep Tamagotchi up to speed in the smartphone era.
But, according to Bandai, it’s the first Tamagotchi app that’s free to play.
The official trailer also suggests it may have AR features, following in the footsteps of games such as Pokemon Go.
In the trailer, players can be seen interacting with the virtual pet, using the phone’s camera to create the appearance that it is actually in the room or posing for pictures.
Players will have to feed their virtual pet and clean up after them in order to keep them happy and healthy.
And, they’ll have to remember to turn off the lights so the character can get a good night’s sleep.
Similar to the original handheld game, the characters will grow and evolve based on how well you take care of them.
The game will also feature a virtual town filled with other characters, that you can become ‘friends’ with.
up to speed
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” having the latest information on a situation “ と記載されていますね。
It took me a while to get up to speed after the flu.
We arranged for some home tutoring to get him up to speed with the other children in his class.
Before we start the meeting I’m going to bring you up to speed with the latest developments.
The board of directors will have to be brought up to speed on these new developments.
follow in sb’s footsteps
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to do the same thing as someone else did previously: “ という風に記載されています。
She followed in her mother’s footsteps, starting her own business.
She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a doctor.
To interact (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to communicate with or react to: “というふうに記載されていますね。
In large classes, children feel that they cannot interact with the teacher properly.
Dominique’s teacher says that she interacts well with the other children.
It’s interesting at parties to see how people interact socially.
We are studying how these two chemicals interact.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” small enough to hold in your hands “ と記載されています。
a handheld device
a handheld computer
According to Bandai, the app will become available in the US in 2018.
Users can also register now on the website for a chance to be selected for the inspiration for a new Tamagotchi character.
In October, Bandai revealed the firm would be re-launching the egg-shaped toy in smaller form.
The mini toy was first launched in Japan, in a move that was met with ‘tremendous worldwide response.’
The new 20th anniversary version is much smaller than the original, but the gameplay is much the same, albeit simpler in some ways.
The toy is being released in six different shell designs, from pale orange and see-through blue to boldly contrasting two-tone schemes straight out of the 90s.
Each Tamagotchi will include six virtual pets.
After hatching a digital creature, users must take care of it as it moves through the different stages of life.
It officially hit the shelves on November 5, bringing it to popular retailers including Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us – but, the firm warned only a finite number would be available for the limited release.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” A pale light or colour is not bright or strong: “ という風に記載されています。
a pale sky
pale winter sunlight
Macmillan Dictionaryによると形容詞boldの意味は ” very bright, clear, or strong in colour and therefore easy to notice “ というふうに記載されていますね。
boldly coloured clothes
straight out of
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” similar in type to something “ と記載されています。
The band’s sound is straight out of the 60s.
To hatch (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if a baby bird, fish, insect etc hatches or is hatched, it comes out of its egg and is born “ という風に記載されています。
The birds hatched out the next afternoon.
Mosquito larvae are hatching in the pond.
Eleven chicks have been hatched since July.
hit the shelves
Your Dictionaryによると” to become available for purchase “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The new CD from Beck hit the shelves last week.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）