Older Pokemon games might be re-launched with graphics overhaul. The producer in charge of the Pokemon franchise, Junichi Masuda, has stated that new remakes of older games are in talks at the Nintendo video game studio.
This is not the first time developers of Pokemon have done this kind of major game updates. The Pokemon franchise is known to bring graphical updates for older games, and release them on newer consoles. The first games to receive a graphical update are Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen. The games then were released for the new version of Game Boy, the Game Boy Advance.
In an interview with IGN, Junichi Masuda has stated that producers of Pokemon are still interested in bringing a graphical overhaul to older games and releasing them to the console market.
The second game series to receive graphical updates were Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and they were launched for the first DS handheld, and just after their release they updated Pokemon Omega Ruby and also Alpha Sapphire for the 2014 version of 3DS. The game also started to receive feature updates, not just graphical ones.
One of the main problems of playing more versions of Pokemon games was that players could not transfer their Pokemon from one PokeDex to another. For this reason the Pokemon Bank software and Poke Transporter app were released. Both apps use cloud software and gives players the option to ship the Pokemon they caught on the Red and Blue version of the game to the current games.
Pokemon Gold and Silver on Nintendo 3DS
Even though Red and Blue re-launch has made huge sales in the gaming community and brought significant profits to the company, they have no plans of re-launching Pokemon Red and Blue with in updated graphics version.
Until Pokemon developers decide to release a new updated version of their old games, players can wait for the 18th of November when Pokemon Sun and Moon is going to launch.
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