WATCH: Pokemon Crystal Comes To The Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Next Year

In September, Nintendo announced the virtual re-release of the Pokemon Gold and Silver for the Nintendo 3DS. Gamers born in the 90s and 90s were certainly fans of this throwback brought to modern devices, but another Game Boy Color original title is heading this way. Just as Pokemon Crystal followed the duo release of Gold and Silver in the early 2000s, and familiarized by a holographic cover of Suicune, Nintendo is doing the same once more. That was a good 17 years ago. The announcement trailer, as seen below, features all the legendaries making headlines lately on Pokemon Go and a familiar psychic-type called Celebi. And who can forget Cyndaquil, Chikorita, and Totodile as the starters?

Pokemon Crystal the very first title in the franchise to introduce a playable female character. Although customization was limited to name choice, here started the journey for inclusiveness for young female gamers or those simply bored with the default male character. This version added quite a few other improvements upon Gold and Silver as well including adjustments with the storyline, gameplay, and other minor refinements to make it an even better experience for fans.

In fact, this virtual release of Crystal includes Pokemon Bank compatibility, a paid service players can use to transfer older generation Pokemon to newer titles. Trying to get some of those favorites from back in the day to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon? Well now you can…from the Johto region specifically.

Pokemon Crystal will be made available on the Nintendo eShop on January 26th, 2018 for $9.99. what do you think of Nintendo’s move of bringing older games to modern systems? Are you thankful for the throwback or are these better left to history? Let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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