Pokemon Black & White 2 announced - Gematsu
Pokemon Black & White 2 announced
posted on 02.25.12 at 10:30 PM EST by (@salromano)
Pokemon sequels set for DS.

Sequels to last year’s Pokemon Black and Pokemon White were announced on this week’s episode of Japanese TV program Pokemon Smash. This was the big announcement Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda told us to look out for earlier this week

Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are the first numbered games in the Pokemon mainline handheld series. Both are due for release on DS this June in Japan. The game’s official teaser site went live shortly following its announcement, which shows its two legendary mascots in full view.

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  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    What is Pokemon Black and White? Is it like a rpg. Im little familiar with Pokemon.

    • Sal Romano

      @FinalFantasy_fangirl: Really? You’ve never played any of the Pokemon games? =o

      Pokemon Black and White are the latest in the lineup of Pokemn handheld RPGs that began with Pokemon Red and Blue (or Green, in Japan) back in ’96. See here.

      • FinalFantasy_fangirl

        @Sal Romano:

        No I’ve never played a pokemon game but I do plan to try it when I get a 3DS, I also want to try DQIX since I never played those games either. Thanks for the info.

      • rockman29

        @Sal Romano: Do I have to play the other ones to understand the story?

        • xMCXx

          >In a Pokémon game
          Nah, j/k.
          No, you don’t have to.
          Every game begins with a new character and story.
          Don’t know how it is with Black 2 and White 2, though.

  • Aldridge517

    Why is there a B&W 2?! Did the people behind pokemon finally run out of creativity Lol

    • @Aldridge517:

      How is this a lack of creativity? It’s a full sequel.

      It’s better than what they usually do, where they re-release the first two games with a new name and more cutscenes.

  • Graymanjames

    In Nintendo Head Office

    CEO: Guys. We can’t name the third game Pokemon Gray, that would be too obvious.

    Assistant #1: Sir! We could call it uhhhh…… Pokemon Black and White…. 2?

    CEO:………… *takes off glasses* MOTHER OF GOD……

  • mye89

    Game freak pretty much ran out of idea after the first gen. I really think there just a developer who just got lucky one time and since then haven’t made anything new. I love pokemon to death, but game freak is a pretty bad company, and it feel like every new generation they make the UI just that much worse, B&W featured the most useless use of the second screen on the DS.

  • Zero

    Was Black and White any good? I have yet to get the chance to play them.

  • AdamBoy64

    Still on DS, hey?
    That’s a bit surprising.

  • vertical09

    I guess they ran out of colors to name the games with.

  • FearMonkey

    I’m glad it’s still on DS. Now I don’t have to buy a 3DS right away. :p

  • dead_bones

    Ok. I love the pokemon games. I’ve been through all of Pokemon White. Is this a new adventure with a new region, new gyms, new pokemon? If it isn’t I will pass thanks.