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.

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