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Post by Eorl @ 11:44am 30/06/12 | 22 Comments
Pokémon has been a staple franchise for the Game Boy consoles since the very early inception of the Nintendo handheld, and today the company has announced a release date for the very first sequels in the franchise, Pokémon Black and White Version 2.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will also give fans of the original games a chance to catch up with some familiar friends. In this game, Cheren and Bianca return two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, and a lot has changed.

Bianca is now the assistant to Professor Juniper, helping her with Pokémon research and Cheren is now a Gym Leader and a teacher at a school in Aspertia City – the starting location for this adventure.
Pokémon Black and White Version 2 are also sporting some new designs, with a big addition that will allow players to capture Pokémon from outside the Unova region − such as Eevee, Riolu, Tyranitar, Arcanine and Mareep− right from the start of the game.

While the new Pokémon version are being developed on the DS, 3DS owners will be able to interact with the environment with a new title called Pokémon Dream Radar. This new title will allows 3DS owners to catch their favourite Pokémon, including some very rare ones, via the Nintendo 3DS cameras, using motion control and augmented-reality technology and transfer them into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2.

Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version 2 and Pokémon Dream Radar will all be available on October 12th for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

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Latest Comments
Posted 12:06pm 30/6/12
I have Pokemon Black
and I cant seem to get started in it. It doesnt make you feel like you need to continue in the game unlike the first series pokemon, Pokemon Yellow gave you a feelign of accomplishment everytiem you played it.

Its probably just me because i have had no intrest in pokemon after gold.
Posted 12:22pm 30/6/12
I finished all the pokemons multiple times, they're the ultimate procrastination games, but couldn't bring myself to finish black & white. The world is like some industrial wasteland, and the plot though starting interesting quickly goes to s***. The new designs weren't so bad, but overall I think that gen 4 and 5 were a failure. Gen III 4 lyfe.
Posted 12:26pm 30/6/12
Black was the first Pokemon game I'd played and finished in years.

Having said that though, I'm not terrible excited for B/W2. I may still get it, but I'm a little disappointed that it's not a 3DS game. Hopefully there'll be a proper 3DS game soon.
Posted 03:29pm 30/6/12
So what you're saying Nerfy is that you haven't actually finished all the Pokemon games. :)

Also I don't know what you guys are talkin' about, B/W has the best story compared to Gen 3 and 4 in my opinion!
Posted 05:05pm 30/6/12
Oh you're right, I guess not... Well, I still reckon that Ruby/Sapphire had the best world / music / progression / enemies / story. I mean there were treetop cities, and volcano cities, and water cities, and... stuff!

Look at all the pretties -

And the music -
Posted 12:30am 01/7/12
I am playing Pokemon fire red on my GBA SP at the moment. Wish they left in the bugs and glitches that was in original pkm RED. I am up to the elite 4, battleing them for exp and money. This is the first time in.....a decade that I have gotten that far into a pokemon game.

In terms of pokemon, Gen 1 is the best and gen 2 is OK. After this the pokemon get stupid looking mostly, there are a few cool ones though. In terms of game design, each gen has improved upon the last. eg. in the original RBY you had to manually activate a bike or fishing rod from the menu every time. Newer games you can just link it to your select button. I would personally like to see a special edition remake of Pokemon Yellow with the B/W2 look and feel and new game mechanics.
Posted 12:12pm 01/7/12
I generally disagree with how people think pokemon get more stupid looking as the generation goes on. Like, if Voltorb didn't exist in gen 1 and he was introduced in gen 5 he would be pinned as the "Proof of lack of imagination".

One thing though, about how stupid some pokemon look, the first bird pokemon in each gen just keeps getting closer and closer to looking like an IRL pigeon. :P
Posted 12:27pm 01/7/12
All the generations had some stupid designs, but there seems to be a fair few overly simple ones in the newer generations, a few good ones too (the fire starter in the newest generation is absolutely atrocious the whole way through imo, and not to mention that frikkin woobat). Overall it was just nice when you could remember which was which... Here's a handy dandy appeals-to-your-inner-twelve-year-old visual list of them all:
Posted 12:28pm 01/7/12
The designs haven't gotten any better or worse. Look at Jynx, ffs.
Posted 12:34pm 01/7/12
Sounds like they're run out of colours.
Posted 12:59pm 01/7/12
I really liked Black and White. In fact, I'd say it'd be my favorite generation so far. Some really good pokemon. It's great having a completely new set of mons. Was getting sick of a handful of new ones, plus old ones thrown in (AND ALWAYS PIKACHU! F*****g hate that mon)
Posted 01:03pm 01/7/12
I really liked Black and White.

I assume you mean Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. Cos Black and White was pretty cool too ;)
Posted 01:06pm 01/7/12
Hells yes Black & White was pretty good. I actually suggested a ton of features which made it into Black & White 2, but they were all s*** and I'm fairly sure I'm responsible for partially ruining the game.
Posted 01:48pm 01/7/12
Gen 5 starers

The grass and water type make me sad. The fire pig seems ok to me. They seem to make the pokemon less and less like monsters and more like funny/fuzzy animals. Every gen has is s*** pokemon ofcorse, Jynx, Mr.Mime, Jigglypuff, Clefairy for Gen1. I want the MONSTER back. I would kill for a pokemon clone but with undead, ghosts, demons, monsters, that would be awesome. Could not hurt to have some more RPG elements too, like Golden Sun or FF.
Posted 01:56pm 01/7/12
Really? I can't stand the fire pig, think that the grass one is awesome, and thought that the water one is good once it evolves past that s***** first stage.
Posted 02:09pm 01/7/12
I hated the grass one, love the pig and the water one.
Posted 02:21pm 01/7/12
Why are you guys being wrong? :/

Well, I think that we can all at least agree that Mr Mime and Jynx are abysmal.
Posted 01:12am 02/7/12
Krookodile was the best B&W mon. The icecream was the worst.
Posted 03:14am 02/7/12
Can you guys stop picking on Oshawott? He's clearly the best in all 3 stages. :)
Posted 09:11am 02/7/12
Black & White was the bomb.

As for Pokémon, I played Ruby not too long ago and I loved it and I was around 10 when Red/Blue were just released.
Posted 10:38pm 02/7/12
I had red, what ever happened to ash? Hell i didn't even know his name was ash when i owned that game until i realised there was a cartoon show about it.
Posted 06:54pm 03/7/12
My only concearn now is that the batteries in my carts will die. My pkm Gold cart will not save but thats OK, I have HG and SS on my AceKard2i.
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