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Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver invade NY

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The latest Pokemon games, HeartGold and SoulSilver, are scheduled to be released next week, and Nintendo is getting the PR hype train in motion with another Times Square event like the Wii Fit one from 2 years ago. Nintendo is inviting fans and gamers out to the Times Square Toys R Us to try out the game, but more interestingly they’re showing off the new Pokewalker as well. Participants will apparently get to follow a path made from Pikachu’s footsteps around the Broadway Plaza in Times Square and see the Pokewalker in action.

The Pokewalker is a pedometer that allows the player to transfer Pokemon into the ball and boost their happiness and experience by simply walking around. Surprisingly this isn’t the first time a pedometer has been mentioned in the same sentence as gameplay; Nintendo released Personal Trainer: Walking last year which also incorporated a pedometer. Everyone knows how a pedometer works, but what you’re failing to grasp is that this pedometer is colored like a Poke Ball!

So don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of rabid kids screaming and pacing around in circles in Times Square this Sunday. HeartGold and SoulSilver hit retail this Sunday, March 14th in North America.

And make sure to check back this Wednesday for our Super Review of HG and SS!

Mar 8, 2010

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4 comments

  • GameManiac - March 9, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    I can't wait for SoulSilver to come out...oh wait! I can! It's only until Sunday, which is about 6 more days away (since I commented).
  • Cyberninja - March 8, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    i wish i could go there and i hope you can send a pokemon in a pokewalker delete your game repeat one more time to get all 3 starters
  • slimjim441 - March 8, 2010 11:40 p.m.

    im sorry, but the actual device is called a 'pedometer.' it s not some BS Nintendo made up. Nintendo's BS is called the 'poke-walker,' and it looks amazing! i pre-ordered my copy, i cant wait to get it on sunday! pokemon is the shit and u all know it
  • Frexerik - March 8, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    seriously? its called a "pedometer" that sounds like somthing the police use to compare sexual predators...

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