June 8th, 2009, 21:15 Posted By: Shrygue
Nintendo is remaking Pokemon Gold and Silver into Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver. We've known this much since last month.
But what no one knew about until now is the little special extra Nintendo is preparing for the title. In Japan, each copy of Heart Gold and Soul Silver will come bundled with a PokeWalker, a pedometer that looks like a Pokeball.
You can transfer a single Pokemon from Heart Gold and Soul Silver into this device, carrying your little friend with you when you go out. As you walk, the internal Pokemon gains experience and grows happier.
Additionally, the PokeWalker converts your steps into watts, a currency that can be used to catch wild Pokemon and shop for tools. These can then be sent back into Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
Nintendo hasn't shared pricing for Heart Gold and Soul Silver in Japan, so we're not sure if there will be an extra charge for the included hardware.
Currently, this bundle deal applies only to Japan, although we imagine Nintendo would keep such a deal intact when bringing Heart Gold and Soul Silver to the rest of the world.
In addition to this news, we've managed to get our hands on first official media for the remakes. Check out our media gallery for art of the game's selectable male and female characters; the first three Pokemon, Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile; and two Legendary Pokemon, Ho-oh and Lugia. We also have a few screens from early in the game.
Heart Gold and Soul Silver hit Japan this Fall.
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