The Pokemon franchise will celebrate its 20th Anniversary this year, and in celebration, Nintendo will release a New 3DS bundle.
The bundle comes with pre-installed copies of Pokemon Red and Blue, cover plates depicting Charizard and Blastoise, and the Pokemon 20th anniversary logo. Also included is a code to download a 3DS Pokemon home menu theme.
The cover plates in Europe are Super Mystery Dungeon and series-themed.
Pokémon players with Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X or Y will also be able to pick up Mew, Darkrai, Arceus and Genesect, one-by-one, during GameStop events throughout the year. Additionally, on Feb. 27, Nintendo will make some of the “best-selling” Pokémon amiibo — Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Lucario and Pikachu — available at “select retailers.”
European gamers, meanwhile, are getting these Pokemon 2DS systems.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) January 12, 2016
The Pokémon Company also announced that the trading card game will get the Generations expansion in February. New cards will be available throughout 2016 with booster packs and the Mythical Pokémon Collection, beginning at the end of next month. This year will also see the release of 12 animated Pokémon films, such as Pokémon: The First Movie and Pokémon the Movie 2000, on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
You can keep track of all the Pokemon 20th Anniversary celebrations and goodies coming your way through the official anniversary website.