It’s only a week old, but the hit virtual pet Fugu app Hatch has already been fed its first ever update.
The update introduces four wallpapers for your iPhone’s lock and home screens. You can get these wallpapers, all of which feature your pet Fugu, from the in-game shop managed by the adorably reliable and reliably adorable sidekick Max.
The update also adds new ground and tree decor items to Max’s shop. Note, though, that these are available only if you’ve built up a 100 percent trusting relationship with your Fugu.
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The first update to Hatch also includes the following tweaks:
Your pet fugu will now learn to cry less as it grows up during its first week
It also poops a little bit less, just a bit less.
Confetti and balloons and proper decorations for your fugu birthdays!
The GameCenter fugu gifting network was confusing some people so weve shut it down until we can figure it out!
Grapes wont take quite as long to grow now, normally or during Happy Dances
The hole in Maxs pocket grew bigger, and so did your fugus generosity! Look for piles of 3 star coins in gifts and hidden spots every once in a while!
More types of markings possible on freshly hatched Fugu
Hatch was first announced back in December last year. It was originally scheduled to be launched earlier this year. But it was only last week that it finally made its way into the App Store.
Since then, it has caught the fancy of numerous iDevice-toting virtual pet lovers, including yours truly and my colleague Dan, who declared in his review that Hatch “may mark the birth of a new relationship on your iPhone.”