Published on May 15th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Pokémon Download Titles Announced to Support Pokémon Games
I already know that there are plenty of you out there who can’t wait to get your paws on Pokémon Black and White Version 2. These additions will add more to the already packed universe, but they will also bring along with them new ways in which to track your collected buddies.
“2012 is shaping up to be a great year for fans of Pokémon video games,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Not only can players look forward to a successor to one of the biggest Pokémon adventures ever, they can also enjoy two other titles that add to the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 experience, helping to expand their enjoyment when playing on Nintendo 3DS.”
From the statement above, it was starting to sound like the Nintendo 3DS was going to be getting a full on release of its own. Instead, players will be playing the Nintendo DS versions on their 3D console.
Pokémon Dream Radar is a downloadable title from the eShop that is lookin’ to provide more than just a regular old capture and fight experience. In this digital title players can utilize the augmented reality and camera to discover new Pokémon. After making an effort to “… shoot beams at them,” the Pokémon can be uploaded transferred into the games. There are also promises of tough to find characters making the hunt worth it.
Simultaneously, the Pokédex 3D Pro will also be releasing into the eShop. The upgraded version will feature an AR mode to take pictures of Pokémon in real life. The update will also feature a new ranking system and stat comparisons in order to help you become the best trainer in the whole wide world. To aid in your ever expanding knowledge of the series, this ‘dex will also feature characters from the entire series and not just the Unova region.
Both of the downloadable titles look great and should give players a little bit more to work with on the 3D console. It was kind of a letdown to not find solid standalone ‘3DS titles, but we can only hope that it will give us a bit more depth and experience for fans.