20th Anniversary Pokémon 3DS & 2DS Systems On The Way

20th Anniversary Pokémon 3DS & 2DS Systems On The Way

Face it, you’re getting older. By now, you probably have kids or at least a steady job. If you don’t you will. Your freedom slowly slipping away as you succumb more to The Man and His wishes and desires. Soon, your nostalgia will be all you have left. As you hit middle-age, that’ll give way to envy. Envy at the kids who are living what you lived, who haven’t grown up yet. The ones who still have their childhood joy left. You’ll want to take a break. Go see a movie, watch a TV show, whatever, to escape the realisation that our time on earth is finite and there’s probably no afterlife. But nothing interests you anymore. It’s all catered to youth, and you stopped being young long ago. You used to be “it”, but what’s “it” changed. Now, “it” is new and scary. It’s the downfall of modern society, you’ll cry out in anguish. It’ll be here, in this cocktail of emotions that comes with creeping closer to the grave, that you realise that The Breakfast Club was right all along: You’ve grown up to become your parents. Or, by now, your grandparents. So you stumble through what you already know and become the close-minded grandparent you secretly loathed growing up OH SWEET POKEMON STUFF

Feburary 27th marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon Red and Green‘s (or Red and Blue to us filthy gaijins) release, and Uncle Ninty isn’t going to let this opportunity to clone a cash cow go to waste! Along with their other festivities, some custom 2DS and 3DS systems are on the way! But they’re not just a fancy-pants system, oh no. Pre-installed on these machines is a copy of the first/worst generation of Pokemon! Depending on your region, you can expect a 3DS with both Red and Blue installed in North America or a 2DS (a 3DS without the 3D capability) with either Red, Blue, or Yellow on it in Europe (which normally includes us Aussies, but you never quite know). These versions of the game will boast full support for the system’s wireless, so you can actually trade and battle your pokemon with other 3DS/2DS players! Well, only trading’s confirmed at this point but battling shouldnt be far behind. The systems will also come with a Pokemon-themed home screen and 15 stickers, so that’s something.

The systems should hit shelves on Feburary 27th. Pricing is currently unknown.

Aza blames his stunted social skills and general uselessness on a lifetime of video games. Between his ears is a comprehensive Team Fortress 2 encyclopedia. His brain, on the other hand, remains at large.