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Pokémon Black and White 2 Get North American Box Art, More Details

by Alex Culafi - May 15, 2012, 2:12 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: (Press Release)

There's certainly been no shortage of Poké-news lately.

Pokémon Black and White is still set to come out this fall in North America and Europe, confirmed Nintendo, after releasing the box art and more information.

In recent European and North American press releases, it was revealed that the starting city, Hiougi City, will be called Aspertia City in western territories. In addition, it was also revealed that like Black and White, the sequel's version mascots (Black Kyurem and White Kyurem) will be version exclusive. Also, Black Kyurem and White Kyurem's signature moves, Ice Burn and Freeze Shock, will be ice type rather than fire or electric type.

As reported by Serebii, there will be a Meloetta-based Pokémon musical to download for Black 2 and White 2 on the Japanese Pokémon Global Link starting July 14. The website has also reported that characters in the World Tournament are downloaded through Nintendo WiFi connection.

Pokémon Black and White 2 releases in Japan June 23, and in Europe and North America this fall.

The Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Experience Deepens With Two Complementary Titles on Nintendo 3DS

15th May – Two new Pokémon titles for Nintendo 3DS  are coming soon, complementing the upcoming launch of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 for the Nintendo DS family of systems later this year. In addition to the new entries into the series, Pokédex 3D Pro and Pokémon Dream Radar will both release in Autumn 2012, giving players new ways to capture and learn about their favourite Pokémon.

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 bring players back to the Unova region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. Players who are familiar with Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version will immediately notice that the Unova region has transformed in the new games. Embark on a brand new adventure starting in the new Aspertia City and discover what strange events are occurring and why the Unova region has changed two years after Team Plasma’s defeat.

Players can also look forward to two new Legendary Pokémon, Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, which are featured on the games’ packaging. These powerful Legendary Pokémon each boast new devastating Ice-type signature moves; Black Kyurem knows Freeze Shock and White Kyurem comes ready for battle with Ice Burn. Black Kyurem will be available exclusively in Pokémon Black Version 2, while White Kyurem will only be found in Pokémon White Version 2. Developed for the Nintendo DS family of systems, the games can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system in 2D.

Pokémon fans are in for a great 2012 as not only can players look forward to a successor to one of the biggest Pokémon adventures ever, but they will also be able to enjoy two new titles that are true companions to Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, helping to expand their experience when playing on Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon Dream Radar lets players use several different features of the Nintendo 3DS system, including the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control, and augmented reality technology to catch Pokémon by moving the Nintendo 3DS to discover hidden Pokémon. Shooting the Pokémon with beams allows players to catch them. Caught Pokémon from Pokémon Dream Radar can be transferred into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, helping players build their roster of Pokémon. Pokémon Dream Radar also includes some hard to get Pokémon, giving players even more incentive to capture them for their game. Pokémon Dream Radar will be available for purchase via download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokédex 3D Pro is a fully enhanced and upgraded version of the original Pokédex 3D application that includes detailed information about the more than 600 Pokémon featured in the history of the Pokémon video game series. Pokédex 3D Pro will include in-depth sorting, comparison and ranking tools, as well as comprehensive details on what abilities each Pokémon can learn and how it evolves. The application also includes extensive augmented reality capabilities, including the ability to take photos of Pokémon in the real world. With Pokédex 3D Pro, all Pokémon are unlocked from the start, allowing players to access a wealth of information that will be useful as they play through Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Pokédex 3D Pro will be available exclusively for purchase via download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro Coming to Nintendo eShop for 3DS This Year

REDMOND, Wash., May 15, 2012 – Two new downloadable Pokémon titles are coming soon to the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro will both release in fall 2012, giving players new ways to catch and learn about their favorite Pokémon, while expanding the overall experience for those that choose to play the upcoming Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 games on the Nintendo 3DS.

"2012 is shaping up to be a great year for fans of Pokémon video games," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Not only can players look forward to a successor to one of the biggest Pokémon adventures ever, they can also enjoy two other titles that add to the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 experience, helping to expand their enjoyment when playing on Nintendo 3DS."

Pokémon Dream Radar lets players use several different features of the Nintendo 3DS system, including the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control and augmented-reality technology, to catch Pokémon by moving the Nintendo 3DS to discover hidden Pokémon. Players can catch the Pokémon by moving the Nintendo 3DS to aim and shoot beams at them. Caught Pokémon from Pokémon Dream Radar can be transferred into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, helping players build their roster of Pokémon. Pokémon Dream Radar also includes some hard-to-get Pokémon, giving players even more incentive to catch them for their game. Pokémon Dream Radar will be available exclusively for purchase via download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokédex 3D Pro is a fully enhanced and upgraded version of the original Pokédex 3D application. It includes detailed information about the more than 600 Pokémon featured in the history of the Pokémon video game series. Pokédex 3D Pro also includes in-depth sorting, comparison and ranking tools, as well as comprehensive details on what abilities each Pokémon can learn and how it evolves. Additionally, the application includes extensive augmented-reality capabilities, including the ability to take photos of Pokémon in the real world. With Pokédex 3D Pro, all known Pokémon are unlocked from the start, allowing players to access a wealth of information that will be useful as they play through Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Pokémon Dream Radar will be available exclusively for purchase via download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 bring players back to the Unova region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. Players who are familiar with Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version will immediately notice that the Unova region has transformed significantly in the new games. Embark on a new adventure starting in the new Aspertia City and discover what strange events are occurring and why the Unova region has changed two years after Team Plasma's defeat.

Players can also look forward to two new Legendary Pokémon, Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, which are featured on the games' packaging. Each of these powerful Legendary Pokémon boasts new devastating Ice-type signature moves; Black Kyurem knows Freeze Shock and White Kyurem comes ready for battle with Ice Burn. Black Kyurem will be available exclusively in Pokémon Black Version 2, while White Kyurem will only be found in Pokémon White Version 2. Developed for the Nintendo DS family of systems, the games can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system in 2D mode.

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Animated trailer:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xquxz9_pokemon-black-white-2-anime-promo_videogames

If the music is even a tenth as awesome in the game, Platinum will be dethroned.

EnnerMay 15, 2012

Really like the animated trailer for the game. Also, the Pokemon aren't speaking their names and are just making animal-ish sounds. Granted, most of the Pokemon seem to be ones that wouldn't be speaking their names in the regular show.

OblivionMay 15, 2012

That trailer makes me want, more than ever, for the Anime to get rid of Ash and Co. and focus on new characters.

nickmitchMay 15, 2012

Didn't they try that once? I remember it being awesome. Wasn't it called Pokemon Adventures like the manga? Pretty sure it had a character based on Gold in it.

Quote from: Enner

Really like the animated trailer for the game. Also, the Pokemon aren't speaking their names and are just making animal-ish sounds. Granted, most of the Pokemon seem to be ones that wouldn't be speaking their names in the regular show.

I kind of prefer them to make animal-like sounds. I remember Jynx's Pokedex entry mentioning that the species makes human-like sounds, but not thinking how that's different from something saying the word "Pikachu."

OblivionMay 15, 2012

Yeah, I think it was a mini series. I remember it being fairly decent. Didn't it have Raikou in it?

nickmitchMay 15, 2012

Now that you mention it, I think the story arc centered around Team Rocket trying to capture Raikou. I think a "Crystal" character was in it as well.

OblivionMay 15, 2012

Yeah! It was called Pokemon Chronicle. Do you remember it being any good?

nickmitchMay 15, 2012

Yup, that was it. The Raikou arc was good. Maybe it was just so refreshing to see non-Ash characters take center stage. The Misty episodes were good too, but looking at the episode list, it seems there were a lot more of the "Pikachu and Friends" shorts than I remember.

OblivionMay 15, 2012

I actually don't remember anything but the Raikou arc. It was awesome not seeing Ash, and I actually thought at the time that they had gotten rid of him. Needless to say, I was pretty happy.

Luigi DudeMay 15, 2012

Quote from: Enner

Really like the animated trailer for the game. Also, the Pokemon aren't speaking their names and are just making animal-ish sounds. Granted, most of the Pokemon seem to be ones that wouldn't be speaking their names in the regular show.

In the main Pokemon games, the Pokemon have always just made animal sounds instead of their names.  So it's no surprise the trailer does this since it's based of the actual main games instead of the anime.

SageprotectorMay 16, 2012

The Raikou thing wasn't part of Pokemon Chronicles, as that come out prior to those. It was a movie in fact.

OblivionMay 16, 2012

That was the japanese release. If you look at the link Nick posted, it was a three part arc of the Pokemon Chronicles release Europe and the US.

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