Last year we’ve seen re-released of other titles on the 3DS Eshop. Those were Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow. Then, Nintendo rolled out second generation titles: Gold and Silver, this autumn. But what was missing? Yep, you guessed it, there wasn’t the third version released – Pokémon Crystal.
But now Nintendo has announced that they will add the third title next month on the 3DS and we will all be able to buy it from their Eshop.
Pokémon Crystal will be available on 26 January on the 3DS Eshop at $10. People from Europe and Japan will also be able to get the physical game in a replica Game Boy Color box that has the download code for the game inside.
If you can’t wait for the release any longer, then you can just quench your thirst with the awesome trailer which is available on the official Nintendo YouTube channel.
First-Time Features: Female Avatar, Mythical Pokémon, Battle Tower and More
Pokémon Crystal is the upgraded version of Gold and Silver, containing the same story and setting that we know from these Gen 2 games, but with more content and a subplot. The subplot focuses on the Legendary beast from Johto, Suicune. Another interesting thing is that in Pokémon Crystal users can now choose a female character for their avatar, being the first game that allows them to do that.
We will also see the Mythical Pokémon Celebi which could be obtained very difficultly: you had to own the original Game Boy Color release and the GS Ball – which was only distributed in Japan. But in the 3DS version of the game you get to encounter Celeby in an event after you complete the game.
You will also be able to battle AI trainers in the first unique feature: ‘Battle Tower’. While in battles, the game will also show Pokémon animations – making it the first game of the series that offers this feature.
Pokémon Crystal also supports the Pokémon Bank service, where you can transfer the Pokémon you got in the classic game to the most recent ones: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
3DS also comes with wireless communication, so that players can battle and trade locally.