Nintendo is set to release 2DS Pokémon hand-set colored devices for the Japanese market in February next year just as Pokémon is celebrating 20 years of age.
That is impressive for a game. However, taking into account the huge number of fans around the world, it’s really no wonder. For the nostalgics, Nintendo already released the 2DS Pokémon devices in Europe. Now, they’re making their way back to Japan. Easily recognizable by the primary colors they come in, the 2DS Pokémon devices will come in four types. Two of them are exclusive. It’s important to note that the 2DS Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow and Green are released with the classic remakes of the Pokémon games. That’s a trip down memory lane, isn’t it?
The 2DS Pokémon hand-set devices are cheaper, slightly better looking and are guaranteed to bring back the fun of Pokémon games.
Typically, the Japanese market and gamers are blessed with the first releases of almost any these games. It was a peculiar case when the 2DS Pokémon devices were released this year in Europe. And that Nintendo is set to release 2DS Pokémon hand-set colored devices in Japan only in February 2017. However, unquestioned remain the ways of marketing strategies. What’s important is that the limited version of Nintendo’s 2DS Pokémon Red or Blue or Green or Yellow (Pikachuuuu!) is now reaching a wider fan base.
Bringing colors in celebration of the Pokémon games is not just a marketing strategy. It is a tribute. Each of the 2DS Pokémon consoles come with the pre-installed Pokémon game as implied by their color. As such, the 2DS Pokémon Red comes with the Pokémon Red game. The 2DS Pokémon Yellow comes with the Pokémon Yellow game (did we scream Pikachuuu! yet?) and so it continues until the four primary colors are exhausted.
None of the Pokémon games have suffered modifications. Nostalgic gamers can enjoy them directly on the platform offered by the 2DS Pokémon consoles. Thus, there’s no further need for the Game Boy link cable for trade.
Moreover, the 2DS Pokémon consoles are accompanied by theme menus in celebration of Pokémon games’ 20th birthday. Stickers are included in the package. To raise the stake even higher, gamers purchasing the 2DS Pokémon consoles with the Pokémon games are also bound to receive a big surprise. Nintendo announced that each package comes with a download code for Pokémon Mew.
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