It's been twenty years since The Pokemon Company released the first Pokemon titles in Japan. Although Pokemon Green was the original other half to the popular Pokemon Red, it's the Pokemon Red and Blue titles that were released internationally that became household names. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original games' release, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have teamed up once again to bring us a 3DS bundle that includes both of the popular games pre-installed.
The bundle features the new, smaller 3DS that has removable faceplates to allow for better customization. To compliment this, The Pokemon Company has included two faceplates that showcase the featured starters' final evolutions, Charizard and Blastoise. The 3DS will also feature a unique Pokemon menu theme to compliment the bundle. The bundle is set to release on February 27th of this year.
Japan will be receiving a quartet of transparent, colored 2DS handhelds, which are shown in the above image.
But the festivities don't stop there, The Pokemon Company has a few other goodies in store for all the trainers out there. They have announced a Super Bowl advertisement that will air on February 7th, which supposedly will not feature any specific titles, but will encourage players to "train on". They have also announced a re-release of some rare, hard-to-find Pokemon Amiibo, including Charizard, Lucario, Greninja and Jigglypuff.
They have also announced that there will be a new expansion to the trading card game, which will be up for grabs starting at around the end of February. Last, but certainly not least, there will be 12 Pokemon movies released throughout the year on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
The only thing that hasn't been announced is a new Pokemon title for this year, which fans are eagerly anticipating. With all the other Pokemon related goodies that we will see this year, that doesn't seem like too much of a disappointment.