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The original Pokemon Gameboy games are nostalgia staples in the childhood memories of millions of millennials. What began as a Japanese RPG, quickly became an overnight, worldwide phenomena. Nintendo engineered the success of not only the game franchise, but the subsequent television series, the collectible cards, and the copious amounts of other Pokemon memorabilia. Now, after twenty years of overwhelming success, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company are re-releasing the original games on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Fans across the world sigh a breath of relief as we have finally received word that the original Red, Blue, and Yellow Versions are returning via the Nintendo Gameboy Virtual Console on February 27, 2016 (the 20th anniversary of the Japanese release date). The only unknown left at this point is the price of these three games. Note that, out of all the games available on the Gameboy Virtual Console, the most expensive game (at the time this article was written) is priced at $5.99. All of this information aside, it is certainly possible that these Pokemon games could be more expensive due to its popularity, but I would imagine that these games will be available at a reasonably competitive rate, comparable to the bar that Nintendo has already set. Knowing Nintendo, it is certainly within the realm of possibility that they could offer a package deal including all three of these iconic games at a discounted price.

In Japan, Nintendo has announced that the original four games (that's right, there's four in Japan in case you did not know) to be re-released with this commemorative packages in honor of the 20th Anniversary. Also, on the horizon for Pokemon fans are: Pokemon Go, Pokken, and possibly Pokemon Z. Not to mention, it has already been confirmed by the Pokemon Company that big Pokemon related news is coming next month. So, who knows, next year could potentially be the year of Pokemon once again.


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