Pokemon Gold and Silver are headed to the 3DS Virtual Console

In 2016 Nintendo surprised everyone when they revealed the games that started a legend would be headed to the 3DS Virtual Console. Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow were massive hits and inspired demand for the Gold and Silver versions to be released on the service also.

After more than a year, The Pokemon Company has finally unveiled the news that Pokemon Gold and Silver will be headed to the 3DS Virtual Console later this year.

Both games will arrive on Virtual Console September 22. Pokemon Gold and Silver originally made their debut in Japan in 1999 and in North America and Europe in 2000 and 2001, respectively. The games were sequels to Red and Blue and took place three years later, continuing the story with the main villains and introduced players to the Johto region.

Unlike the release of Red and Blue where Yellow came with them, the third game in this trilogy, Pokemon Crystal, will not be made available. It remains up in the air if The Pokemon Company plans to bring Crystal to the Virtual Console in the future or not, but for now Gold and Silver will allow more players to continue their classic Pokemon journey.

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