Nintendo ships Pokemon Crystal

The latest Pokemon game for the Game Boy Color ships to retailers.

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Nintendo has announced the release of Pokemon Crystal for the Game Boy Color. The game is a special edition of Pokemon Gold and Silver, and it features new gameplay options and other enhancements. Specifically, Pokemon Crystal features a female trainer, with her own backpack full of special gear. In the game, players can swap all 251 Pokemon characters between the Pokemon Gold, Silver, Red, Blue, and Yellow versions.

"Pokemon Crystal is an extraordinary addition to the Pokemon lineup, which has evolved from a pop culture phenomenon into a stable and enduring entertainment franchise," said Peter Main, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. "The release of every new Pokemon game becomes a landmark event for our players, and we expect Pokemon Crystal to become a priceless commodity among the legion of North American Poke-fans."

Pokemon Crystal supports the GBC link cable, infrared port, and N64 transfer pack.

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