After years and months of rumours after a cheat mod discovering what they shouldn’t have, internet memes and bootlegging. Finally, its official, Nintendo has confirmed a 2009 release for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver!
Originally going to be exclusively announced on the children’s variety show in Japan Pokémon Sunday on May 10th it seems that Nintendo was being cocky and decided to announce it before the show does.
As with the title these two versions are going to be remakes of the original Pokémon Gold and Silver for the Game Boy Color back in 1999, exactly like FireRed and LeafGreen for the Game Boy Advanced (remakes of Red and Blue/Green) and with almost after 10 years since the release of Gold and Silver, predictions of the exact release is going to be around 21st November in Japan, the 10th anniversary of the original release.
The game will take the players back into the Johto region (with the possibilities with unlocking the Kanto region as well same as the original), west of Kanto, and of course, with all the Johto Pokémon which were impossible to get since you can’t migrate Pokémon with Game Boy cartridges and the lack of Johto Pokémon in Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed and LeafGreen, with the addition of the 4th generation Pokémon included, and with the possibilities of a few plot tweaks to fit the new supply of Pokémon in.
And with the planned release for the Johto region remakes now players can finally legally complete their Pokedex in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum since most Johto Pokémon weren’t available in the most recent GBA/DS games.
A new contender for the next game of the year?
Note: Opening image by cascadegonpory