New 3DS Cover Plates Mark Pokémon 20th Anniversary


Nintendo has shared plans to release New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates to help mark Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary celebrations next year.

The plates are covered in colour Pokémon sprites from first generation iterations Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, and are the 72nd to be released for the revised handheld design.

Alongside this, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have plans to release Nintendo 2DS bundles that will include copies of Pokémon Red, Blue, Green or Yellow, a code to download Mew, a map, 3DS HOME Menu theme and a sticker set.

The Pokémon 20th Anniversary New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates will become available at retailers across Japan on February 27th.


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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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