Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver US/EU announced for Spring 2010

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  1. granville
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    The remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver have received an official US and EU confirmation as well as a vague date for release. Spring 2010.

    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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.


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  2. vhunter

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    A bit away but worth the wait.
     
  3. Santee

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    Well at least we got an announcement before it came out it japan and we have a dsi mode game worth hacking.
     
  4. anaxs

    anaxs got milk, got candy

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    your moms jeans pocket
    damn
    y soo far away
    now we have to wait like a whole year

    anyways good to kno its comin out
     
  5. SeZMehK

    SeZMehK The Wielder of the Keyblade

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    I'm gonna import it for the hell of it, just to have the poke walker thingy. Lol
     
  6. MegaAce™

    MegaAce™ Steal back your future.

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    I think the PokeWalker will be included in the localizations too.
    But Spring '10 is really far away.
     
  7. Da-Bomb1

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    Wtf, why do they always have to take so long? How hard could it possibly be to do a simultaneous launch?
     
  8. anaxs

    anaxs got milk, got candy

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    your moms jeans pocket
    i dont really care bout thaat poke walker thingy
    all i want is the game
     
  9. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    I don't think it will be included with the localized editions, it seems to be more of a Japanese promotional item like the cell phone adapter in Crystal.
     
  10. Da-Bomb1

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    Lame.
     
  11. Maverick_z

    Maverick_z When did i join again??

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    Well now we all know when this site will begin to start having slow downs and IPB errors.

    Brace yourselves [​IMG]
     
  12. Wuschmaster

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    epic fail. the names are HeartGold and SoulSilver, not Heart    Gold and Soul    Silver.
     
  13. Da-Bomb1

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    Epic epic fail, the title said Heart Gold/ Soul Silver, not with those massive space between. [​IMG]
     
  14. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

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    Does it really matter?! [​IMG]

    Also Dabomb to answer your question its all about business. Look at how popular pokemon is, you don't think someone from the US is going to buy an import then a few months later the actual copy? Think dude!
     
  15. ilovengage

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    Why not? At least if this someone knows enough Japanese?
    I'm going to get the US version anyway, don't care how long it takes to be released in Europe. In times like these it's not like that really matters ...
     
  16. Da-Bomb1

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    IT MATTERZ!!!

    And that's an INCREDIBLY small market, seeing as how most people who'd want it would just download it instead of importing it anyway. [​IMG]
     
  17. DarkCrudus

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    i dont recall reading anything about dsi mode in this game
     
  18. Rock Raiyu

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  19. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww^100000
     
  20. GreatZimkogway

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    Looks fine to me. None of the logos ever really look good. Anyway, that was really fast for them to release information about a US/EU release. Usually don't until 3 months before release... Neh, I can wait. Not really looking forward to this one.