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Two New Pokemon Games Announced for Nintendo DS

August 14, 2009

Two New Pokemon Games Announced for Nintendo DS

In Tribute to Legions of Pokemon Fans Worldwide, Announcement Kicked Off Pokemon World Championships

The Pokemon Company International and Nintendo of America Inc. revealed today that Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokemon SoulSilver Version for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems will be released in spring 2010 in the United States and Europe. These newest entries for the best-selling video game franchise were announced amid the biggest Pokemon video game event of the year and in front of the top Pokemon video game and trading card game players in the world at the 2009 Pokemon World Championships.

Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokemon SoulSilver Version return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the beloved original Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver games nearly a decade ago. The richly detailed adventure of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver is now enhanced for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems with updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises. Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokemon SoulSilver Version bring dozens of Pokemon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokemon generation - and longtime fans - to catch, train and battle.

"Announcing these much-anticipated game launches at The Pokemon World Championships allows us to give the news directly to the legions of fans who represent the true heart and soul of Pokemon," said J.C. Smith, The Pokemon Company International's director of marketing, who made the announcement on stage to kick off the 2009 Pokemon World Championships. "We want to thank these loyal fans by revealing the details to them first."

The launch of Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokemon SoulSilver Version follows the incredible launch of Pokemon Platinum Version, which has sold more than 5.66 million copies worldwide to date.

Pokemon is one of the top children's franchises in history. The Pokemon video game series has sold more than 193 million units worldwide since its inception 13 years ago. Additionally, Pokemon is the No. 1 collectible trading card game of all time and has shown no sign of slowing down. It boasts 374 percent sales growth in the United States alone since 2005, and is sold in more than 30 countries across the globe. Other extensions of the property include 12 seasons of the animated television series, which in 2009 will be broadcast in as many as 153 countries in more than 25 languages. Pokemon films and DVDs continue to reach fans in amazing numbers, ranking at the top of the box office in Japan.

For more information about Pokemon HeartGold Version and Pokemon SoulSilver Version, visit www.Pokemon.com.

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