Pokemon Gold and Silver to release on 3DS Virtual Console in September

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 15:14 GMT

Along with Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, The Pokemon Company announced today Pokemon Gold and Silver are heading to 3DS.

The Game Boy Color title will be released on the 3DS Virtual Console service September 22, the same day Pokken Tournament DX hits Nintendo Switch.

Originally released in Japan in 1999, the game became available in North America the following year in the fall and in Europe during the spring of 2001.

Upon release for 3DS Virtual Console, the games will main the original appearance just as they did on the Game Boy Color.

As with the Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red and Blue, and Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, Gold and Silver will be compatible with the 3DS wireless communication feature, which means Link Trades and Link Battles between the Virtual Console versions.

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Both will be compatible with the Time Capsule function, which allows players to Link Trade Pokemon between the aforementioned titles via the Pokmon Centers within the games. Of course, this is as loong as the species of Pokemon appeared in Red, Blue and Yellow Special Pikachu Edition.

These titles have also been slated to be compatible with Pokemon Bank to be brought into Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon come November, which were announced today.

Expect to hear more next week during the Nintendo Spotlight stream at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm BST, 6pm CEST on Tuesday, June 13.

Again, Pokemon Gold and Silver will land on 3DS Virtual Console starting September 22.

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