Pokemon.com announced last week that the next installments in the Pokemon series would return to the Johto region last visited in Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal back in the days of the original GameBoy and the GameBoy Color.
The new games will be called Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver and will bring all the advances found in the recent Pokemon games to a long absent region.
As with the original Pokemon Gold and Silver, players will start off with one of three Pokemon, Chikorita, Totodile, or Cyndquil, representing leaf, water, and fire types.
The game is slated for Spring 2010. Pokemon games usually release in Japan first, so I am sure we will hear a lot about these two titles before they arrive in other markets.