For PokÃƒÂ©mon fans, good things come to those who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait. The new PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and PokÃƒÂ©mon SoulSilver games for the portable Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems will launch across North America on March 14, but consumers will have the chance to receive a reward for pre-ordering the games beginning Feb. 1. Those who take advantage of this pre-sale opportunity can receive a Legendary PokÃƒÂ©mon figure crafted by Kaiyodo, an internationally renowned figure-making company, while supplies last at major retailers, giving fans of the blockbuster series yet another way to enjoy its vast and imaginative cast of PokÃƒÂ©mon characters.
Consumers who pre-order PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold Version will receive a figure of Ho-Oh, a Legendary PokÃƒÂ©mon that circles the skies of the Johto region on rainbow-colored wings. Those who pre-order PokÃƒÂ©mon SoulSilver Version will get a figure of Lugia, a Legendary PokÃƒÂ©mon that dwells deep in the seas and has the power to create massive storms. Ho-Oh and Lugia are featured on the packages of the PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version games, and these premiums will be offered at participating retailers nationwide while supplies last.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These unique figures are our way of thanking PokÃƒÂ©mon fans of all ages for the enthusiasm and support they have shown for the series,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. Ã¢â‚¬Å“PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions include new features and enhancements that players will instantly appreciate, and we think these terrific figures will help to get fans even more excited about what is in store for them on March 14.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Created exclusively for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems, PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions return players to the scenic Johto region first introduced in the popular PokÃƒÂ©mon Gold and PokÃƒÂ©mon Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy system a decade ago. Both games have been fully updated with enhanced graphics and sound, plus new touch-screen features. The games are also bundled with the new PokÃƒÂ©walker accessory, a portable device that players can use to take their favorite PokÃƒÂ©mon from the PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Version games wherever they go, catch wild PokÃƒÂ©mon and even find hidden items.
PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions each carry a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon SoulSilver Version, visit www.pokemon.com