Pokemon: HeartGold and SoulSilver Announced For The West

By Spencer . August 14, 2009 . 10:43am

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Nintendo of America announced Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver, remakes of Pokemon Gold & Silver will arrive in North America and Europe in spring 2010.

 

Both games have been enhanced with upgraded graphics, touch screen features, and “a host of surprises.” Interestingly, Nintendo did not mention the Pokewalker, a pedometer and replacement for the Pokemon Pikachu, which is bundled with the Japanese version. Perhaps, the device is one of Nintendo’s “surprises.”

 

Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver debut in Japan on September 12.


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  • Joanna

    I will be picking up soulsilver since I had silver before :D
    Spring sounds like a good time I guess, hopefully it isn’t released too close to exams XD

    • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

      I’ll probably be going with Silver as well. I’m pretty sure that’s what I had before.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Soulsilver for me, too! I actually owned Crystal previously, so I’m going to kick myself if they release an upgraded third release, but I can’t wait that long!

      • jarrodand

        I think you’re probably safe, they didn’t remake Yellow…

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Yea, that’s what I was thinking of, too. But this IS Nintendo, and you KNOW suckers like us would probably buy it. THEY know suckers like us would buy it. Every lick of business sense practically screams, “DO IT! DO IT!”

          …and yet, part of me hopes they’ll fight that instinct and start working on something for DSi instead. Naivety?

          • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

            Don’t worry Nintendo is already working on Pokemon: Pikachu’s Crystal Soul for 2011. ;)

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            That sounds like a DSi version of Hey You, Pikachu!

      • Joanna

        had crystal as well. The only upgraded pokemon game I ever bought….but I may just cave in and buy platinum as well. XD

    • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

      Me too! Silver was always my version!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Hiryuu

    This will push me over the edge to a DSi.

    I haven’t had enjoyment in this series since high school and the Gold copy I had. Hoo boy was it a 400+ hour time sink back then.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I don’t think you need a DSi for this, a regular DS will work too.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Hiryuu

        While that may be the case, I don’t have a DS period. :P

  • Pichi

    Heart Gold for me! Going with a new approach since I never finished my old Gold game.

  • Saturnus

    Going to be getting HeartGold. Looks like people were right when saying we’d get this by Spring. :)

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Start of a new fiscal year and all. :)

      • CocytusX

        RSE, DP and Platinum were all released in Spring, it was a safe assumption to make.

  • maxchain

    The big surprise is either the Pokewalker, or that they’ve decided to tear my heart out, stomp on it with muddy cleats, then flush it down a nasty public toilet by deciding not to bother bringing the Pokewalker here.

    • Pichi

      Either it will be packed in, be a pre-order bonus, or given as at a special event place. But I think it’ll be packed in. Just keeping features “secret” for now.

      • Joanna

        oh god, I hope that it’s not given out at special events. I’m never anywhere near any of them >____<

        • ShinNoKami

          I’m not in the right COUNTRY for any special events! I’m seriously thinking of saving up for this game just for the Pokewalker.
          Of course, SoulSilver would most likely be my pick. :D

  • nick55

    bull shit! i cant wait that long.damn japs get every thing before US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PoKmOnRoCkS

    the new game is so exciting i can wait i was surfing ebay for them but they are all in japanese

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