Nintendo bundles 'Pokémon Purple' and 'Blue' in new 3DS pack

Nintendo bundles 'Pokémon Red' and 'Blue' in new 3DS pack

Pleased birthday, Pikachu! And Bulbasaur, and Charmander, and Squirtle, and Growlithe, and … about seven hundred different lovable creatures. February twenty seventh is Pokémon Day, and this yr Nintendo is celebrating the franchise’s twentieth anniversary with the discharge of a particular 3DS bundle. It consists of Pokémon Purple and Pokémon Blue pre-put in, plus two cowl plates with paintings from the unique video games and a obtain code for an unique Residence Menu theme. Pokémon Pink, Blue and Yellow might be obtainable to obtain within the 3DS eShop on February twenty seventh, as nicely.

That is not all Nintendo and The Pokémon Firm have deliberate for the anniversary. Nintendo will re-launch a few of its greatest-promoting Pokémon amiibo — particularly Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja and Lucario — at choose retailers on Pokémon Day. Hungry collectors, rejoice.

Followers of the animated collection get some love in 2016, too. Nintendo will launch 12 full-size Pokémon function movies on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon all year long, starting in January. We’re speaking digitally remastered variations of Pokémon: The First Film, Pokémon the Film 2000 and Pokémon three: The Film, amongst others. Moreover, Pokémon TV — accessible on Pokemon.com, Roku, Chromecast and Amazon Hearth platforms — will host one movie a month, and the primary three Pokémon films can be out there in Blu-ray and DVD bundles this yr.

Plus, as we knew, the actual-life monster-searching recreation Pokémon Go hits cellular units this yr and Pokken Event, the Pokémon preventing recreation, hits Wii U within the spring.