The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo were thrilled to announce several new titles during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. These new games include Pokémon Picross, which is set to arrive in early December 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS, Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version. In addition, the presentation also featured both Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and Pokkén Tournament.
Pokémon Picross trailer that was featured:
Pokkén Tournament trailer:
Here are the official details, as presented on the press release:
Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version: On February 27, 2016, Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version will be relaunched on the Virtual Console for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. The games remain true to the originals—complete with monochromatic pixel art and 4-bit background music. This time there is no need for a Game Boy link cable as fans can battle and trade just like they did in 1998, but now via wireless communication on Nintendo 3DS.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: The latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million units worldwide is launching for Nintendo 3DS on November 20 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, fans will experience an amazing world where they become Pokémon, go on incredible adventures, and battle countless Pokémon.
Pokémon Picross: The popular Picross series meets the world of Pokémon when Pokémon Picross launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS in early December. Pokémon Picross will be downloadable at no charge and will have over 300 stages plus an advanced mode. After solving number puzzles to complete pictures of Pokémon, fans will be able to add them to their collection in the game.
Pokkén Tournament: Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., producers of TEKKEN®, one of the most successful fighting-game franchises in history, Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never seen before. Tight gameplay is combined with intuitive controls to create a fighting game that can be enjoyed by both novice and expert players. Fans who purchase a first-run copy of the game will receive a limited-edition Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card that immediately unlocks the character in the game after tapping it to the GamePad. Pokkén Tournament launches exclusively for Wii U spring 2016 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.