Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver Pre-Order Bonus Statues Lugia and Ho-Ho

Pokemon Heartgold and SoulSilver Lugia/Ho-Oh toy figure pre-order bonuses for DS games
Nintendo has announced that those who pre-order Pokemon HeartGold or Pokemon SoulSilver will receive a very special bonus, toy figurines of Legendary Pokemon Lugia or Ho-Oh! Obviously which one you get will depend on which version of the game you reserve. The games will be released on March 14, 2010. The pre-order bonuses will become available beginning February 1st.

The figures were crafted by Kaiyodo, an internationally renowned figure-making company, giving fans of the blockbuster Pokemon series yet another way to enjoy its vast and imaginative cast of Pokémon characters.

Consumers who pre-order Pokémon HeartGold Version will receive a figure of Ho-Oh, a Legendary Pokémon that circles the skies of the Johto region on rainbow-colored wings. Those who pre-order Pokémon SoulSilver Version will get a figure of Lugia, a Legendary Pokémon that dwells deep in the seas and has the power to create massive storms. Ho-Oh and Lugia are featured on the packages of the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version games, and these premiums will be offered at participating retailers nationwide while supplies last.

“These unique figures are our way of thanking Pokémon fans of all ages for the enthusiasm and support they have shown for the series,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions include new features and enhancements that players will instantly appreciate, and we think these terrific figures will help to get fans even more excited about what is in store for them on March 14.”

Created exclusively for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the popular Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system a decade ago. Both games have been fully updated with enhanced graphics and sound, plus new touch-screen features. The games are also bundled with the new Pokéwalker accessory, a portable device that players can use to take their favorite Pokémon from the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version games wherever they go, catch wild Pokémon and even find hidden items.

Here is the Japanese introduction to the game.

Once the games are released, check out our Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough guide and Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokedex.