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Pokemon's 20th anniversary 3DS bundle announced

After 20 years of amazing gaming, Pokemon is releasing a special edition 3DS with original Red and Blue preinstalled and more!

On February 27th, the Pokemon Company is releasing a special edition version of the New 3DS. This edition not only has digital versions of the original Red and Blue games pre-installed, but the bundle also includes a downloadable code for a free menu theme and two changeable cover plates themed after Charizard and Blastoise.

Along with the release of Pokemon’s New 3DS bundle deal, the updated Yellow version will be out that same day, as well. Green version will be exclusively offered in Japan, just like it was in 1996.

The four new games—three if not in Japan—have new features that the originals 20 years ago simply could not do: they can trade and battle -- amongst themselves, of course, not with X, Y, Alpha Sapphire, and Omega Ruby. Subsequently, the newest 3DS handheld unfortunately does not come with a charger, even the Pokemon version.

Pokémon players with Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X or Y will also be able to pick up Mew, Darkrai, Arceus and Genesect, one-by-one, during GameStop events throughout the year. Additionally, on Feb. 27, Nintendo will make some of the ‘best-selling’ Pokémon amiibo — Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Lucario and Pikachu — available at ‘select retailers," the Pokemon Company stated, reported by Megan Farokhmanesh on Polygon.

So, if you are a fan of the first journey of becoming a Pokemon master, or even need a gift idea, be sure to preorder a copy from participating retailers, so you are guaranteed in getting it.

Published Jan. 15th 2016

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