Pokémon Turns 20 Years Old, Gets A New 3DS To Celebrate

Pokémon Turns 20 Years Old, Gets A New 3DS To Celebrate

Damn. Has it really been that long? What you're looking at above is the upcoming commemorative 3DS releasing on February 27, which is also the date when Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow are re-releasing on the Nintendo eShop as digital downloads. Naturally, the 3DS bundle will come with all three games pre-installed, and they will also enjoy a special Pokémon menu theme. Neat.

This is all a part of a larger push to celebrate Pokémon's 20th anniversary, and the officially sanctioned festivities will include a Pokémon TCG Generations expansion with Red and Blue collection boxes, event releases of Mew, Darkrai, Arceus and Genesect, a new line of Pokémon Center goods, and a freakin' Super Bowl commercial. Whew!

The 3DS version of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow won't be remakes, however, they will come packaged with online functionality — which means that those old cable links can continue to RIP.

So then...are y'all getting the Charizard or Blastoise 3DS? I'm a fire starter kind of gal, so...

Australian availability has yet to be confirmed.


    Were getting 2DS versions on the 27th (instead?):

      Lame. Wouldn't mind a set of those Charizard cover plates.

    I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter!

    I'd get Blue though.

    Oh man.. When the new 3DS came out with those plates, I thought to myself "Yes! No more limited edition consoles!". I was wrong. So very wrong..

    wait, so you don't get both plates like it states on the box in this pic?

      I dont think the author noticed that little tid-bit in the image..

      no with the 2DS you either get a clear red 2DS with Poke Red or a clear blue 2DS with Poke Blue (yeah I know, lame).

        ahhhh. it's just that she said 3DS is all.
        not sure why you'd want a 2DS, personal opinion is that they're ugly and pointless.

          yeha overseas it is a 3DS, Aussie availability yet to be confirmed but Nintendo Aus has confirmed the two 2DS I confirmed above.

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