Nintendo has finally confirmed Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver for U.S. and European release in Spring 2010.
The DS remakes are updates of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver, games that were originally released for the Game Boy Color way back in 2000! These games are the last classic Pokemon titles to get the remake treatment in order to make the compatible with today’s games.
Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved original Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games nearly a decade ago. The richly detailed adventure of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver is now enhanced for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems with updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises. Including the ability to talk to your main Pokemon, who will follow behind you just like in Pokemon Yellow version. Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version bring dozens of Pokémon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokémon generation – and longtime fans – to catch, train and battle.
Here is the debut English trailer.
The games do not yet have a solid actual release date outside of Japan, where they will be released on September 12th, 2009.
Once the games are released, check out our Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough guide and Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokedex.