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New Pokémon Video Games Announced during Latest Nintendo Direct

BELLEVUE, Wash.—November 12th, 2015—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced several new games today during the latest Nintendo Direct. The new games include Pokémon Picross and the relaunch of Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version on the Virtual Console for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and Pokkén Tournament were also featured in the presentation.

Nintendo 3DS

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.

Wii U

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.

For more information about Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/classic-pokemon-games-return-on-virtual-console/

For more information about Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-super-mystery-dungeon/

For more information about Pokémon Picross, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-picross/

For more information about Pokkén Tournament, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokken-tournament-launches-in-spring-2016/

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