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Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow coming to Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

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To be released February 27
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The original Generation I core series Pokémon games, Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow (Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow in Japan), will be released on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in North America, Japan, Europe, and Australia on February 27, 2016. The games will be released on the 20th anniversary of the Japanese release of Pokémon Red and Green.

The games will use Nintendo 3DS wireless communication to communicate with each other, unlike most Virtual Console titles.

From screenshots, Pokémon Yellow will be released in European languages as a Game Boy Color Virtual Console title, while all other games and the Japanese release of Pokémon Yellow will be Game Boy Virtual Console titles. In European languages, Pokémon Yellow was originally released as a Game Boy Color game that could also be played on Game Boy with some features disabled (although it was marketed as a Game Boy game that was enhanced on the Game Boy Color). In Japanese, Pokémon Yellow was released exclusively as a Game Boy title and did not have any additional features on Game Boy Color. The games do not appear to use the Super Game Boy palettes.

In Japan, the games will be available at retailers as both download code cards and download code special editions. The download code special editions will include a download code for the game, a special edition box, stickers, a cartridge-shaped magnet, and a map of the Kanto region in the games. Each download code card will retail for ¥1,111 (before tax), and each download code special edition will retail for ¥1,389 (before tax). No details about a retail release outside of Japan have been announced.

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North America

Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version: On February 27, 2016, Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version, and Pokémon Yellow Version will be relaunched on the Virtual Console for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. The games remain true to the originals—complete with monochromatic pixel art and 4-bit background music. This time there is no need for a Game Boy link cable as fans can battle and trade just like they did in 1998, but now via wireless communication on Nintendo 3DS.
  -- The Pokémon Company International  

Europe

Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version: On February 27, 2016, the games that started it all, Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version, will be relaunched on the Virtual Console for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. This time there is no need for a Game Boy link cable as fans can battle and trade just like they did in 1999, but now via wireless communication on Nintendo 3DS.
  -- The Pokémon Company International  

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