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Pokedex 3D Pro Update Coming To Nintendo 3DS eShop, Won’t Be Free

Posted on August 1, 2012 AT 12:04pm

Nintendo will be officially be shelving the old Pokédex 3D application on the Nintendo 3DS for an updated version that comes with a few new bells and whistles. Unfortunately, all that development work isn’t cheap, so the new app won’t be free to download.

According to the press release, the new “Pokédex 3D Pro” feature will be available to download from the Nintendo 3DS eShop on November 8th, adding more information about ”more than 640 Pokémon.” Nintendo’s also throwing in a new “Pokémon Challenge” feature that comes in the form of flash quizzes for players to memorize their essential Pokémon stats and factoids.

Nintendo of America hasn’t announced a price yet, but Pokédex 3D Pro costs ¥1,500 in Japan (about 19 bucks).

Just floating this out there, though—it would be nice if it didn’t cost almost half as much as the actual game.

Once the new Pokédex is out, there won’t be any reason to keep the old version, which won’t have any updates after October 1st. Moreover, it’ll get pulled from the Nintendo 3DS eShop, so if you want to hold onto it for personal reasons, just don’t delete it.

Nintendo also released a new trailer for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, just to remind you that it’s still coming up. ’Bit of fair warning, though—it briefly shows a scene from what’s likely the climax of the game, with legendaries Black Kyurem and White Kyurem facing off against each other, so watch at your own risk.

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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