Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Craig Homeyard0
Nintendo reveals Pokemon cloud-storage service
Nintendo has announced today that they are introducing a cloud based storage service for its Pokemon series. The paid feature will allow people to upload there creatures and saves to the internet and store them. Just like a real Pokemon bank, hence the name I suppose.
The service offers people with Pokemon X and Y the opportunity to upload their Pokemon to the cloud, sort through them, store them and then re download them back to their console with a wireless connection, as and when they need them.
Up to 3000 Pokemon will be able to be stored online at any one time, previous games in the series will also be able to utilize the service. Users of Pokemon Black and White and Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, will all be able to store their Pokemon on the cloud service as well but they will have to use an alternate service in order to upload them called the “Poke Transporter”. Once they have been uploaded they will then be able to transfer them over to Pokemon X and Y if they want to.
The service will be launching on Christmas Day this year in Japan, prices will cost around 500 Yen which translates into roughly $5 in the US. The fee is to be paid annually and will start on the 31st of January. US and European release dates have yet to be announced for the service although it is expected to make the migration across the water from Japan sometime next year.