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Nintendo of America Confirms Pokémon Gold and Silver Remakes

by Lukasz Balicki - August 15, 2009, 10:38 am PDT
Total comments: 14

The Pokémon remakes will invade North America and Europe in the spring.

During the start of the 2009 Pokémon World Championships event, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company officially announced that Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver would be released in North America and Europe in spring 2010.

These two games are remakes of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, which debuted on Game Boy Color approximately nine years ago. Like in the original, players will explore and capture Pokémon from the Johto region. The remakes have been enhanced for the DS with touch screen features, upgraded graphics, and other new features.

TWO NEW POKÉMON GAMES ANNOUNCED FOR NINTENDO DS

Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version to Hit United States and Europe in Spring 2010

In Tribute to Legions of Pokémon Fans Worldwide, Announcement Kicked Off Pokémon World Championships

SAN DIEGO - Aug. 14, 2009 - The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo of America Inc. revealed today that Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon™ SoulSilver Version for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems will be released in spring 2010 in the United States and Europe. These newest entries for the best-selling video game franchise were announced amid the biggest Pokémon video game event of the year and in front of the top Pokémon video game and trading card game players in the world at the 2009 Pokémon World Championships.

Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago. The richly detailed adventure of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver is now enhanced for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems with updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises. Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version bring dozens of Pokémon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokémon generation - and longtime fans - to catch, train and battle.

"Announcing these much-anticipated game launches at The Pokémon World Championships allows us to give the news directly to the legions of fans who represent the true heart and soul of Pokémon," said J.C. Smith, The Pokémon Company International's director of marketing, who made the announcement on stage to kick off the 2009 Pokémon World Championships. "We want to thank these loyal fans by revealing the details to them first."

The launch of Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version follows the incredible launch of Pokémon Platinum Version, which has sold more than 5.66 million copies worldwide to date.

Pokémon is one of the top children's franchises in history. The Pokémon video game series has sold more than 193 million units worldwide since its inception 13 years ago. Additionally, Pokémon is the No. 1 collectible trading card game of all time and has shown no sign of slowing down. It boasts 374 percent sales growth in the United States alone since 2005, and is sold in more than 30 countries across the globe. Other extensions of the property include 12 seasons of the animated television series, which in 2009 will be broadcast in as many as 153 countries in more than 25 languages. Pokémon films and DVDs continue to reach fans in amazing numbers, ranking at the top of the box office in Japan.

For more information about Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version, visit www.Pokemon.com.

Talkback

Mop it upAugust 15, 2009

It took then long enough to make them official. How long have we known about this? I also think it is funny how they call then "new" games.

Pokémon fans make me sad.

TJ SpykeAugust 15, 2009

The actual remakes were confirmed a few months ago, this press release is to just confirm them for North America and Europe. I am glad to see them dated. I will probably go with SoulSilver since I also got Silver the first time.

Mop it upAugust 15, 2009

If you already have Silver then shouldn't you go with HeartGold so it's a bit more different?

nickmitchAugust 15, 2009

No, that'd be silly.

KDR_11kAugust 15, 2009

I only have Red, sounds like maybe I should get on board this time...

BeautifulShyAugust 15, 2009

Quote from: KDR_11k

I only have Red, sounds like maybe I should get on board this time...

Fire red or Red?

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorAugust 15, 2009

Quote from: Mop_it_up

It took then long enough to make them official. How long have we known about this? I also think it is funny how they call then "new" games.

Pokémon fans make me sad.

We call Madden 10 a new game.

KDR_11kAugust 15, 2009

Quote from: Maxi

Quote from: KDR_11k

I only have Red, sounds like maybe I should get on board this time...

Fire red or Red?

Plain red.

brian577August 15, 2009

I think I'll have to get this, I never played my gold version again after I learned a very painful lesson about cheat devices...

StratosAugust 16, 2009

Quote from: brian577

I think I'll have to get this, I never played my gold version again after I learned a very painful lesson about cheat devices...

I never learned that lesson. Need a couple dozen master balls or Mews? I have a level 126 Pidgeot and a real live MissingNo as well :)

What happened to you? Did you try and enter hacked Pokemon in a real tourney?

KDR_11kAugust 16, 2009

I want to see pics of that real life missingno.

brian577August 16, 2009

Quote:

What happened to you? Did you try and enter hacked Pokemon in a real tourney?

I was so used to the Rarecandy trick in Red/Blue game that I tried to do use a gameshark to get more in Gold only I somehow managed to fill my inventory up with every item in the game and they couldn't be sold off.  I don't know what I did wrong but I don't use cheat devices anymore. 

StratosAugust 18, 2009

Quote from: KDR_11k

I want to see pics of that real life missingno.

LOL.

Well, here is a picture of one in the wild. ;)
http://content.ytmnd.com/content/7/3/5/73582d6d6c72b82d50341b4c1168c1ab.jpg

Ian SaneAugust 18, 2009

Quote from: Mop_it_up

It took then long enough to make them official. How long have we known about this? I also think it is funny how they call then "new" games.

Technically they call them the "newest entries for the best-selling video game franchise" which is TECHNICALLY correct.  They are a different product than the original GBC versions of the game so they are new entries in the franchise if you consider an "entry" to be a different resale product. ;)

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