Today, Nintendo announced that Pokémon Gold and Silver are making their way to the 3DS Virtual Console via the Nintendo eShop on September 22nd.
For those that don’t know: Pokémon Gold and Silver are the second installments in the iconic RPG series, and arguably one the most popular installments. Developed by long-running developer of the series Game Freak and published by Nintendo, the pair originally released in Japan in 1999, before heading to North America in 2000 and then Europe in 2001. Then in 2009, Nintendo remade the games for the Nintendo DS: dubbing them Pokémon HeartGold and SouldSilver.
The games notably introduced the second generation of Pokémon, and while both games are independent of each other, they largely feature the same plot. The biggest difference is perhaps both have exclusive Pokémon the other doesn’t (as is custom with Pokémon games).
Upon release both were critically acclaimed and further propagated the Pokémon into the mammoth of a series we know it as today. As of 2010, the pair of games have sold over 23 million units.
It’s worth noting that both games will be compatible with the Pokémon Bank.
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