Pokemon trainers, get ready to journey back to Johto! Nintendo has announced that Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver are coming to America in Spring 2010. These games are enhanced versions of the old Gold and Silver games for Game Boy Color, similar to the Fire Red and Leaf Green games. Many longtime Pokemon fans feel that these were the best games in the series and have been clamoring for remakes.
Along with updated graphics, sound, and controls, Nintendo has promised "additional surprises" in these remakes.
And to answer questions that come up in every Pokemon story I write:
- Yes, Nintendo still makes Pokemon games. This is what happens when games continue to sell in the millions.
- Pokemon games aren't just for kids. The math behind things like effort values, individual values, and other advanced training/breeding techniques is quite involved.
Anyone psyched for these games? Are you going to buy on day one? Out of curiosity, who is your favorite Johto starter (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile)? They're all pretty cool, but I'm a big Chikorita fan.