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Nintendo Announces Pokedex 3D Pro, Dream Radar, Features Coming to Series this Fall

by on August 1, 2012
 

Being that there are a lot of them, an application that stores and receives information about all of the Pokemon that populate the various regions covered in the video game franchise is a practical concept. Pokedex 3D purported to serve players data along those lines but fell short in that it only featured a handful of Nintendo’s beloved creatures. Today, the publisher announced that Pokedex 3D Pro, a more fully-featured program detailing a far wider swath of the collectible monster population, will be addressing the issues of its predecessor on November 8 when it launches exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS.

The Pokedex 3D Pro will do more than just catalog over 640 of Game Freak’s creations; the new application will also allow for its users to take the Pokemon Challenge, an assortment of quizzes designed to test one’s knowledge acquired over the many years of being a Pokemon Master. Due to the resource’s expansive nature, the launch of Pokedex 3D Pro on November 8 will be preceded by the removal of Pokedex 3D from the Nintendo eShop on October 1.

In conjunction with the news of an improved application, Nintendo also revealed many new, connective features that will help to make Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 fresh entries into a rapidly expanding series of games: Join Avenue and Memory Link. Join Avenue is a new area in the latest titles that will fill up with trainers met by the user through their wireless tag mode. These individuals will open up shops which will be home to rare items incapable of being found elsewhere within the Unova region. Meanwhile, Memory Link offers a way for players to connect with themselves and the adventures they had in the original Pokemon Black and Pokemon White by giving them the opportunity to see how the lives of certain characters played out in the two years that have elapsed in the game’s story. Use of this mode is dependent on one’s progress in either title and can only be accessed with two Nintendo DS devices or an internet connection that allows the user to sync data from their previous connections with the Pokemon Global Link website.

Rounding out the series of announcements is Pokemon Dream Radar, a separate application launching alongside Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 that offers up an entirely new, two-dimensional experience for fans of the series. Using the Augmented Reality capability of the Nintendo 3DS, players move their system in space to shoot Dream Clouds and find new Pokemon and items that can be transferred to both of the concurrently released games. Pokemon obtained through Pokemon Dream Radar may even possess unique abilities not typically found in a given species.

Pokemon Black Version 2, Pokemon White Version 2, and Pokemon Dream Radar all launch on October 7. Pokedex 3D Pro will be released separately and for an undisclosed amount of money on November 8.

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