An early version of Pokémon Gold and Silver, featuring dozens of Pokémon cut from the final release, has been found by fans and posted online.
Nine-and-a-half: this is the sort of mental age I ascribe to Pokémon. To first playing it, that is, but you could say it probably also fits the mental age of Pokémon themselves, too, in a roundabout way. It's that weird bit of life you occupy right between having an adult brain and a child's - right after you start to pick up a moral compass that goes beyond just doing what you're told, to a sense of duty or justice, but right before you're really sentient enough to start thinking about why that is. Permit me to really overcommit to a point here: as humans, we are probably closest to Pokémon when we're about nine-and-a-half.
Following the relaunch of Pokémon Gold and Silver for 3DS, Nintendo has now confirmed Crystal, too.
In a slightly bizarre chain of events, Pokémon Gold and Silver are back in the UK chart some 16 years after their initial Game Boy Color launch.
Pokémon Gold and Silver will get a special boxed release for 3DS on 22nd September, Nintendo announced today.