Nintendo has provided a new update in regards to the release date of “Pokemon Bank” and “Poke Transporter.” According to a report from El33tonline on Jan. 22, a representative from the company first apologized to fans for the lack of news after initially announcing that the two services for “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” was delayed.
He went on to confirm that “Pokemon Bank” and “Poke Transporter” have reappeared on the eShop digital stores in Japan and other Asian territories. Nintendo is going to monitor the “players’ experiences” in preparation for a western release. You can find a slideshow containing some “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” screens to the left of this article as well as the full statement below:
Hi Pokémon fans, sorry it’s taken until now before we could give you an update on Pokémon Bank. Pokémon Bank & PokeTransporter services have now resumed operation in various Asian territories incl. Japan. We’ll be closely monitoring players’ experiences as we prepare for the European release. Once again we want to apologise for the delay, and thank you for your patience and your interest.
“Pokemon Bank” and “Poke Transporter” were originally scheduled for a Dec. 27th release date last year in North America. The two services were delayed as Nintendo wanted to make sure that the online performance was improved following an unexpected outage that occurred on the Nintendo Network servers during the holiday season. A new release date announcement for the west should be coming soon if both applications perform smoothly in the eastern regions.
The two applications give players the ability to use cloud storage in order to save pocket monsters as well as import creatures obtained from previous installments to “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.”