Please stay tuned to our social channels for updates on availability in other regions, including North America. (2/2)— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 22, 2014
Pokemon Bank and its companion app Poke Transporter are once again available in the Japanese eShop.
Nintendo of America has just issued two Tweets, one confirming that Pokemon Bank has launched in “Asian” countries and a second asking us to stay tuned for info on it’s availability around the world. Japanese users have confirmed that the app is once again available in the Japanese eShop.
Pokemon Bank, the online cloud storage for Pokemon X and Y, and more importantly it’s companion app Poke Transporter, which allows transfer of Pokemon from Black/White Black 2/White 2 to X and Y, was one of the game’s most-hyped upcoming features. Unfortunately, it proved to be a little too popular when it first launched in Japan, overloading servers and forcing Nintendo to forced to take it down until it could fix its servers.
This subsequently led to the delay of the service in all other regions. Nintendo was pretty quick to fix the Nintendo Network servers but was still unable to give us a solid re-launch date for the apps in North America, which were originally slated for a December 27 release.
This is great news for Pokemon fans who have been waiting all this time to transfer their cherished Pokemon from generation V to generation VI. The app will come with a yearly service fee, but will have a free 30 day trial period starting from the first day it becomes available.
We will update this post when more information becomes available.