Pokemon Gold/Silver Gets Skateboards, Girls

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Pokemon Gold/Silver Gets Skateboards, Girls

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The first details on Nintendo's DS remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver have arrived, and the classic titles are getting a taste of extreme sports and gender equality. What more could you ask for?

The cat's out of the pokeball when it comes to Nintendo's DS remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver, with the first details, footage, release date and even mention of a US release all revealed recently.

The Gold/Silver remakes, titled in Japan as Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, feature the same 3D-ish graphical style that Diamond/Pearl/Platinum use, with the one visual different that I can spot from the released footage being that your starter Pokemon (or maybe others) follows you around outside, just like Pikachu in Pokemon Yellow.

As for gameplay, Japanese magazine CoroCoro revealed that the games will boast expanded Wi-Fi features (presumably all the online stuff current-gen Pokemon games have), the probable appearance of the Kanto map from Red/Blue, the ability to ride a skateboard as well as choose to make your character a girl (who's a new trainer and not the girl from Crystal).

The game will be released in Japan on September 11, while pre-orders will begin on July 20th to coincide with the new movie. And while nobody's going to be surprised when Nintendo announces these games for the West, there is some official confirmation: as Siliconera noticed, the company filed patents for Heart Gold and Soul Silver on May 7th.

UPDATE: Turns out the 9/11 release date and skateboard info might have been fabricated or misconstrued somewhere in translation, so don't take those to be confirmed. Guess Nintendo is either aware that date is a bit controversial or hates extreme sports, or both.

[Via Serebii, NeoGAF]

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Keane Ng:

The game will be released in Japan on September 11,

Stuck out for some reason

Ah pokemon... now those were the days, I wish it would mature just a little bitt so I could get back to it without struggling.

Pokemon equals terrorism it all makes since now

Cousin_IT:

Keane Ng:

The game will be released in Japan on September 11,

Good thing they arnt doing a same day worldwide realease

that'd be a giant slap in the face

Makes me want to find my DS... almost.

crapcrapcrapcrapcrapcrapcrapcrapcrapcrapandcrap.

I need a DS.

Because of this and Fire Emblem, I need to find a damn DS.
I hope that all the new stuff won't take away from the original game, though.

EDIT: If they add any of the new, really stupid looking Pokemon, I'm gonna be pissed.

I really don't want to get this, every Pokemon I get sucks me in like my mother. I can never stop playing them!

Cousin_IT:

Keane Ng:

The game will be released in Japan on September 11,

Stuck out for some reason

So I'm not the only one.

...Crap. Now I have to get a DS. CURSE YOU CRUEL WORLD!!!

On that note, I'll finally be able to play Nintendogs, see what all the fuss was about.

Skateboards are rumors no more!

well... if i sell my ps3... can i buy two Nds? and the two pokemons?(one for me and the other one will be a present :) )

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Thought it was appropriate, given the OP title.

Erana:
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Thought it was appropriate, given the OP title.

Oh, XKCD. How I love you.

The recent comics have been excellent for people who are fans of Firefly, skateboards, races, and jokes at the expense of FOX.

Cousin_IT:

Keane Ng:

The game will be released in Japan on September 11,

Stuck out for some reason

Well I've jsut looked at the org japan website and it says it will be
[2009] Release date Expected release this autumn
and I can't seem to find the 9/11 release date any that website

Darn it! Why did I have to get a PSP? Now I'm going to have to go steal my sister's DS. That makes my two step siblings, and 3 out of my 4 cousins on one side that all have DSs. O well, maybe I can get one used, and hopefully my GameCrazy MVP discount applies to the final price.

FYI, I recently started playing Crystal again, just because it's my favorite Pokemon generation.

confernal:
Ah pokemon... now those were the days, I wish it would mature just a little bitt so I could get back to it without struggling.

Me too........

This news is old.

I have know about this for several minutes, at least.

How much do you want to bet they use the "enhanced game card" function of the DSi? For those who are not yet enlightened, what this means is it is playable on a standard DS and a DS Lite, but DSi owners get special goodies and game content. I will rage for a thousand years, for I will not go and spend another 100$ to buy my DS Lite again, but with a camera.

Didn't the original Gold/Silver have the Kanto map?

Keane Ng:
there is some official confirmation: as Siliconera noticed, the company filed patents for Heart Gold and Soul Silver on May 7th.

Shame, they could have seriously used a better name for the release.

Otherwise, everything on this thread is great news for me. Excellent even; I'm sure that I will be one happy customer when they release it in Australia.

Any news on whether they will be rehashing the old phone/poketech system in this version, or whether they will include the Red Gyarados or the railway system again?

Or do I have to wait and find out?

scifidownbeat:

Cousin_IT:

Keane Ng:

The game will be released in Japan on September 11,

Good thing they arnt doing a same day worldwide realease

that'd be a giant slap in the face

Yeah.
Why? Whats wrong with it?

But hooray for some sort of timescale for my new old games

So... I don't think you've ever heard of Shiney-Gold...?

So because of one event, the related date is no forever banned from being release day for any media? Then we are 364 terrorist attacks away from having to invent a new calender.

scifidownbeat:
that'd be a giant slap in the face

No it really wouldn't.

Whoa... I just checked Serebii.net and... what is up with that new girl trainer?

Too damn girly... >.>

SecretTacoNinja:
Whoa... I just checked Serebii.net and... what is up with that new girl trainer?

Too damn girly... >.>

Wait, you think the girl trainer is too girly?

That's.....kind of the point.

Still, it looks like I'm gonna have to get a DS as well as a PSP.

I'm gonna be broke.

Griever18:

SecretTacoNinja:
Whoa... I just checked Serebii.net and... what is up with that new girl trainer?

Too damn girly... >.>

Wait, you think the girl trainer is too girly?

That's.....kind of the point.

Still, it looks like I'm gonna have to get a DS as well as a PSP.

I'm gonna be broke.

Just look at her!

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

She looks like something out of a German fairy tale!

The girl trainer from Crystal was cooler than her, and she was my least favourite character model...

is it confirmed that it will be for the regular DS and not a DSi exclusive?

SecretTacoNinja:

Griever18:

SecretTacoNinja:
Whoa... I just checked Serebii.net and... what is up with that new girl trainer?

Too damn girly... >.>

Wait, you think the girl trainer is too girly?

That's.....kind of the point.

Still, it looks like I'm gonna have to get a DS as well as a PSP.

I'm gonna be broke.

Just look at her!

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

She looks like something out of a German fairy tale!

The girl trainer from Crystal was cooler than her, and she was my least favourite character model...

Darn, you're right. I get what you're saying.

scotth266:
...Crap. Now I have to get a DS. CURSE YOU CRUEL WORLD!!!

On that note, I'll finally be able to play Nintendogs, see what all the fuss was about.

nintendogs? my goood sir i hope you are joking. that game is lame beyond lame.

on topic: maybe ill get it. my DS library is pretty small.

The video actually just says it's coming out in the beginning of fall, the skateboard thing is entirely fabricated. All those Japanese lessons finally pay off.

Skateboards eh? i guess it`s time to party like it`s 2001 people!!!

i thought you addressed us all as girls there...

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