Pokemon fans in North America will get not just one, but 3 new Pokemon games this week!
Nintendo announcedtoday that 3 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon titles are coming for their Wii U Virtual Console service: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team; Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team; and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
According to Siliconera, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team are “sister games” but the former was originally released for Game Boy Advance and the latter for Nintendo DS. The first installments for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon follow the story of a human who was transformed into a Pokemon. The human befriended a Pokemon and established a rescue team that searches and saves lost or trapped Pokemon in a disaster-ravaged world.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky on the other hand, is connected to Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, which were all featured on Nintendo DS. Like the first set of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, a person became a Pokemon and teams up with a partner Pokemon to explore and save the world. The two join a group of explorers called Wigglytuff’s Guild.
A new world, new Pokemon, and new adventures will be coming our way as The Pokemon Company’s president and CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara, announced the newest addition to the Pokemon series – Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.
Ishihara made the 6-minute announcement through Nintendo Direct in celebration of 20th anniversary of Pokemon. It was somewhat pre-empted by the disclosure of the trademark filings for the titles last Thursday. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will come later part of 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS line of handheld devices. However, the specific date is not yet revealed
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will be offered in nine languages such as Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, and traditional and simplified Chinese – the first in the history of Pokemon. By doing so, players from all over the world can conquer language barriers and communicate with each other through Pokemon. It will also launch into a “potentially massive new market” and help boost sales for Nintendo hardware, wrote Wired.
Game Freak, the studio that made the original games back in 1996, are now developing Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon which will also make use of Pokemon Bank System.
According to the Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon site, with Pokemon Bank, the player will be able to transfer captured Pokemon in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into their copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. The same can be done to Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y.
February 27th this year marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon, which is the day that Pokemon Green and Pokemon Red were released in Japan. Ishihara said to expect more new and fun ways to enjoy Pokemon this 2016.
PC Advisorreported that the original Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow can be purchased directly on February 27th through Nintendo eShop for £8.99 as well as the special edition Nintendo 2DS consoles with the games already installed.
Additional details have been revealed recently by Tsnuekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of Pokemon Company for the release date of the much-awaited phone gaming app Pokemon GO. But the news will disappoint the fans all over the world.
We know how Pokemon GOworks and where it will be launched first but unfortunately…it will not be done simultaneously!
The release of the augmented reality game will be done in waves with Japan, North America and Europe getting the first access followed by Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America. Niantic and Nintendo however, did not mention release dates for other countries.
Another big Pokemon project is underway according to Ishihara, Express wrote, but no more details were disclosed. The Pokemon fans can expect a new game instalment in Nintendo NX or 3DS.
As part of the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon this year, the Pokemon GO commercial “Train On” was aired in the Superbowl 50. Pokemon GO is among the company’s several future projects including the re-release in 3DS of the original Pokemon games.
Yibada wrote that reports have leaked that the celebratory anniversary game scheduled to launch this year is “Pokemon Rainbow” not the previously rumored “Pokemon Z.”
The project for the 3DS is codenamed “Project Niji” with Niji translated to Rainbow. The code name is allegedly not the final title for the game but it is confirmed to be slated for Pokemon 20th anniversary.
“Pokemon Rainbow” had been a topic of speculations prior to January 2013 Nintendo Direct hence, it was no longer new to the Pokemon fans. The game will include majority of the Pokemon characters and will be released together with Wii U app.
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