New Pokemon X and Y information – 3DS XL bundles also coming to North America
Seems like Japan will have to share this time. Nintendo announced via a Nintendo Direct yesterday that 3DS XL bundles for Pokemon X and Y will be available in North America on September 27th.
Here’s information from the press release regarding the bundle:
[A]nnounced in this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation were details for the North American release of two special Nintendo 3DS XL hardware designs featuring imagery from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. These systems come in Red or Blue and feature brand new Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal. The systems will launch on September 27 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each.
The pricing for the games and console bundle is a deal, so, if you haven’t picked up a 3DS XL quite yet, this is a great starting point for the console’s incredible backlog and upcoming games.
Also announced this morning is the new Pokemon Bank feature that will accompany Pokemon X and Y’s release date. The bank, which will feature an annual subscription fee, will launch as an application on the 3DS e-shop:
- Pokémon Bank is a new Nintendo 3DS application and service that allows Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players to conveniently store up to 3,000 of their beloved Pokémon on the Internet. Pokémon Bank gives players the flexibility to store and deposit 100 Boxes worth of Pokémon. This is in addition to the Boxes found within Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, just like in previous Pokémon titles.
- Additional features of Pokémon Bank include the ability to deposit and withdraw Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Once a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Game Card is inserted into a Nintendo 3DS system or the downloadable version of the game is opened, the Pokémon Bank software can be turned on for use. Players can then transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of the game via Pokémon Bank to one copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.
- Pokémon Bank software is activated upon payment of an annual service fee. This charge will support maintenance of the online server that allows players to store up to 3,000 Pokémon conveniently, and will provide the application’s support for future Pokémon titles.
More information as we get it – in the meantime, North America Pokemon fans, buy one of these 3DS XL’s soon because they’re guaranteed to sell quickly.