Hatch has been teasing today’s update since the end of March and today it’s finally available on the App Store. The app’s developers at Impending have worked with folks from Bolt Creative, the makers of Pocket God, to bring new life to the Tamagotchi-like iPhone and iPod touch pet with integration with the game Ooga Jump

Spoil your fugu with an enchanted toy and an out of the app experience in the new update for Hatch, the cutest pet on the App Store! Just visit Max’s gift shop and he’ll be happy to give you a plush pigmy from the another world. Treat your pet to this new toy and your fugu will hop right out of Hatch and into Ooga Jump by the creators of Pocket God for an exciting crossover arcade adventure!

The tight integration with Hatch and Ooga Jump is rather clever as it allows you to take your fugu pet from the world you already know in Hatch to an arcade-like environment without building a completely new game into the existing app.

In addition to today’s new release, Phill Ryu says Hatch has “some big plans for the next few point updates.”

Both Hatch and Ooga Jump have refreshed app icons to reflect the integration they now share.

If you haven’t tried Hatch before, the app is on sale for 50% off its regular price of $1.99 so you can grab it for 99¢ on the App Store for a limited time; this marks the first time Hatch has gone on sale since it we first looked at the app last fall (and yes, 211 days later, I’m still a Hatch fan). Pocket God: Ooga Jump is a available for free on the App Store.

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