Starting March 6, Nintendo will offer consumers an especially exciting way to experience the new PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version video games. Two limited-edition etched black and white Nintendo DSi bundles will be available at retailers while supplies last.
The black system bundles will be packaged with the PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version game, while the white system bundles will be packaged with a copy of the PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version game. Both the black systems and white systems will feature the new Legendary PokÃƒÂ©mon Reshiram and Zekrom etched onto the casing. Reshiram and Zekrom are among the more than 150 never-before-seen PokÃƒÂ©mon introduced in PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version. The bundles will also include a custom PokÃƒÂ©mon Nintendo DSi carrying case. Each bundle will be offered at a suggested retail price of $179.99.
Players can enjoy the majority of the gamesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ features on any type of Nintendo DS system, but when played on the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL systems, players can use the gamesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ new Xtransceiver device to engage in video chat with others after exchanging Friend Codes. Up to four players can use the Xtransceiver via a local wireless connection, and two players can experience the feature online via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service (broadband Internet access required). When played on an original Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite system, the feature enables voice chat. All players can exchange written messages using the touch screen.
The individual PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version games will launch on March 6, and are now available for pre-order from major retailers throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $34.99 each. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details.