Nintendo has announced a new 3DS bundle to celebrate Pokémon’s 20th anniversary. The handheld console will be Pokémon Red and Blue themed and will release on February 27th, the same day as Yellow, Blue, and Red release on the Nintendo eShop.
The new 3DS will come with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue pre-installed as well as two themed cover plates. One will feature the Charizard centric art from the original box of Pokémon Red and the other will feature the Blastoise art from Pokémon Blue. Both will also have the 20th anniversary Pokémon logo as part of their artwork.
This is just part of The Pokémon Company’s ambitious plans to celebrate of 20 years of the iconic series. The festivities include reprints of some original base set cards, a new line of Pokémon Center goods, event releases of Mew, Darkrai, Arceus, and Genesect, and Pokémon’s first ever superbowl commercial.
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