Pokemon Trading Card Game chooses Europe's eShop this week

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Pokemon Trading Card Game chooses Europe's eShop this week
The Game Boy Color's Pokemon Trading Card Game shows its hand in the 3DS eShop this week in Europe, but there's no word on it coming to North America. The Virtual Console offering is priced £4.49/5 euros and is due for release on Thursday, July 10.

To recap, the Pokemon Trading Card Game is based on the physical trading card game which is based on the video games which aren't based on the anime series but vice versa.

We've reached out to Nintendo and The Pokemon Company to see if it's also headed to North America, but we suspect if it's not this week, it can't be too far off. After all, the news arrives just ahead of the new XY - Furious Fists expansion for the physical TCG, which will add 110 cards to the mix when it hits on August 13.
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Pokémon Trading Card Game coming for Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS this week

7th July 2014 – Check out this week's newest downloadable offerings on Nintendo platforms:
Title Platform Available on Price Point on Nintendo eShop* Further Info Contact
Pokémon™ Trading Card Game
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console- Game Boy Color) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14
€4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00
Game Description: Based on the incredibly popular Pokémon™ Trading Card Game, this Game Boy™ Color version was a hit with gamers and card collectors alike. Explore the game world to find opponents and gather info. Learn how to build and manage decks, win battles to receive booster packs, then take on the eight Club Masters. Your goal: to impress the Grand Masters enough to inherit their Legendary Pokémon Cards! Includes more than 200 Pokémon Trading Cards based on the original decks, plus new cards exclusive to this game.
Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Demo
(Shin'en Multimedia) Nintendo 3DS
(Demo) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 Free Manfred Linzner
Game Description: Jett Rocket returns! Your favourite planetary inspector is back and in trouble. His arch-rival Kaiser Taikai has to settle an old score with him. Explore the home planet of the Power Plant Posse and ignite your trusty old jet pack in this epic full-3D action-adventure that runs at a super-smooth 60 frames per second!
Pop'n Twinbee (KONAMI) Wii U
(Virtual Console-Super Nintendo) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 €7.99 / £5.49/ CHF11.20 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Game Description: The classic Super NES™ "cute 'em up" returns, thanks to Virtual Console™! Pilot the sweet yet powerful spacecraft TwinBee and WinBee, as you fend off the forces of the Donguri army. Fly through seven stages solo or simultaneously with a friend, to defeat the evil Dr Mardock's forces. Power up by collecting bells; shooting them to change their colour and effect. Two players can also team up, to transfer energy if one of you is low, or to grab and throw a player around the screen and take out multiple enemies!

This is the European version of the game, which was originally optimised by the developer to play music at a speed similar to the US version. Gameplay, demos and animations run at PAL speed. The aspect ratio has been corrected for this release.
Wii Karaoke U™ by JOYSOUND™: 2-hour Ticket
(Nintendo) Wii U
(Ticket) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF4.20 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Game Description: Calling all seasoned karaoke veterans and newcomers alike – Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND is a unique Japanese karaoke box experience for Wii U, giving you the choice to have a private sing-along with friends in your living room, or compete to become one of Europe's finest voices!.
Special Offers
Title Platform Available on Price Point on Nintendo eShop* Further Info Contact
NES™ Remix (Nintendo) Wii U
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 €6.99 / £6.29 / CHF9.80 until 24/07/14 23:59 UTC for owners of NES Remix 2. (Must be purchased from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U).
Regular price is €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF14.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
NES™ Remix 2
(Nintendo) Wii U
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 €6.99 / £6.29 / CHF9.80 until 24/07/14 23:59 UTC for owners of NES Remix. (Must be purchased from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U).
Regular price is €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF14.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Only until 24/07/2014:
30% off one NES™ Remix game if you own the other one! (Must be purchased from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U.)
Nintendo Pocket Football Club™
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF16.80 until 13/07/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF21.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (Shin'en Multimedia) Nintendo 3DS (Download) Nintendo eShop from 10/07/14 €4.99 / £4.25 / CHF5.99 until 24/07/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €8.99 / £7.66 / CHF11.08 Manfred Linzner

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About Nintendo eShop:
Nintendo eShop is an online shop for downloadable content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Users can download both retail and download-only games, free game demos and applications as well as classic games of past systems for Virtual Console. In addition users can watch videos, see users reviews and download rankings. Funds to purchase software can be added using a credit card or through Nintendo eShop cards which can be found at select retail stores.

About Wii Shop Channel & Nintendo DSi Shop:
The Wii Shop Channel & Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo Points which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel & Nintendo DSi Shop, as well as in selected retail stores. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

About Nintendo:
About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and 2DS, and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 670 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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