Virtual pet games have had a presence on Nintendo handhelds for quite a while now, with Nintendogs and its sequel setting the gold standard, but fans of this genre will soon have another option. Nintendo has announced Teddy Together for 3DS in European, Australian, and New Zealand markets.
Known as Kuma Tomo and published by Bandai Namco in Japan, Teddy Together lets gamers take care of a teddy bear that has apparently come to life for some reason. Players will be able to interact with the sentient stuffed animal by playing minigames, feeding it, teaching it, and even bathing it. Amiibo functionality is included as well; using the figures will grant you coins so you can buy more things to use while dressing your bear up. Naturally, all of the above will help better your bear and make your friendship grow.
Teddy Together will launch in New Zealand and Australia on June 2, with the Australian release following on July 1. Hopefully the wait won’t be too unbearable.