Let’s be real, the VC release of the Game Boy Pokémon games is one of the easiest ways that Nintendo could make itself a nice profit. Pokémon historically is a franchise that moves units and nostalgia is a powerful factor in driving sales of the original, which are rather dated by modern standards. Few are complaining about the new re-releases of Pokémon Gold and Silver, and now it seems that there might be another Pokémon game on the way to VC in the future.
A data miner has noted that a patch in the ROM files for the two new releases points accdientally contains language referring to Pokémon Crystal, and this is only further cemented by their title IDs on the eShop leaving a suspicious third “gap” right after them. Indeed, it already seemed odd and rather unbelievable that Game Freak would just leave out Crystal, and these findings only bolster expectations. Perhaps the Pokémon Company is just waiting for a particular moment to release Crystal, but at any rate, you can probably expect to see this one pop up on the eShop at some point in the near-ish future.
What do you think? Will you be getting Gold or Silver on your 3DS? Why do you think Game Freak is holding back on Crystal? Share your thoughts in the comments below.