2 new ‘Pokémon’ games announced for Nintendo DS

Gaming, Nintendo

pokemonThe Pokémon Company and Nintendo of America used the 2009 Pokémon World Championships in San Diego today to announce two new games coming in spring 2010 for the Nintendo DS: PokémonHeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version.

The games will return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved original Pokémon Gold and Silver games nearly a decade ago. The adventure will be enhanced for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems with updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and some surprises.

The new games should bring dozens of Pokémon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokémon generation — and longtime fans — to catch, train and battle.

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