The second game in the Pokémon franchise is finally getting the Fire Red/Leaf Green treatment.
During last week's Pokémon Sunday, a Japanese television show devoted to coverage of the Pokémon brand, the show ended with a note that the episode scheduled to air the next week, May 10, would have a major announcement. It was strongly hinted that the announcement would be DS remakes of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver.
Today, Nintendo confirmed the upcoming remake of the Game Boy Color games. The DS remakes are titled Pokémon Heart Gold and Pokémon Soul Silver. Much like the Game Boy Advance remakes of the original Pokémon titles, Heart Gold and Soul Silver will feature updated graphics and new gameplay elements.
Pokémon Gold and Silver were first released back in 1999, and sold a combined 23 million copies worldwide.
The Japanese release for Heart Gold and Soul Silver is scheduled for early fall.