Return to Unova in This New Trailer for ‘Pokemon Black 2′ and ‘Pokemon White 2′

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Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 just can’t come soon enough. Sure, they’re already available in Japan — and absolutely decimated retailers upon their release — but it’s hard for fans not to be excited at the prospect of the first ever direct sequels to a pair of well-received Pokemon games. Recently, Nintendo has been hand-feeding their followers updates on the localization efforts of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, and now they’ve released a new trailer highlighting the games’ familiar, yet totally unique, story.

Familiar faces, new allies/rivals, and classic creatures litter the revamped Unova region, and the end result is a story that aims to finish off what the original Pokemon Black and White games started. Set two years after the events in their predecessors, Black 2 and White 2 follow a rookie trainer who’s looking to climb the proverbial ladder and claim a spot as the number one trainer in all of Unova — at least we’re left to assume this because the protagonist is a mute.

A resurrected Team Plasma is terrorizing the region once more (that much is evident just by watching the trailer), but new friends will step up to help shut them down. It doesn’t help that half of the region has been mysteriously covered in ice, but we’d imagine that’s been caused by the legendary ice-type Pokemon Kyurem.

Pokemon Black 2 White 2 Rival

Who would do that to their head?

Also highlighted in the teaser is the new Pokemon World Tournament mode which will allow gamers to battle iconic characters from past Pokemon titles such as Brock, Misty, and Blue. It was recently announced that those who rank high enough in the Pokemon World Championships will win the privilege of appearing in this new mode as digitally distributed challengers, but trainers won’t learn who they’ll eventually be battling until later this August.

You can snag both Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 this October 7th, exclusively on the Nintendo DS.

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TAGS: 3DS, DS, Game Freak, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Black 2, Pokemon White 2, The Pokemon Company

  • Kholdstare89

    *in Mr. Burns’ voice* Excellent.

  • The Illusive Ginger

    From what I’ve heard the Black/White games weren’t that well received. The updated sprites are nice, and full 3D cities are cool, but it what it comes down to most for me is the pokemon themselves, and let’s just say pokemon like Klink, Klang, Klinklang, Chandelure and various others don’t cut it for me. In my opinion, as a whole this generation is the worst for new pokemon yet. There are some exceptions, but for the most part these new pokemon kind of suck. I honestly don’t think that Nintendo/Gamefreak will ever capture the feel and excitement that there was when playing Red/Blue and Gold/Silver ever again. The first 2 generations were easily the greatest as far as storyline and pokemon, 3rd gen was alright, not quite as good but still far superior to what we have now. I have kind of lost my interest in this generation of Pokemon, hopefully Gamefreak gets the message that we don’t like the idea of chandeliers and ice cream as pokemon and the 6th generation Pokemon get back to being “Pocket Monsters”.

    • Riley Little

      Pokemon Black and White are currently sitting at an 87 on Metacritic, so they were definitely well-recieved.

      I know a lot of people don’t like many of the new Pokemon that were introduced in the latest games, and I definitely feel where they’re coming from. That being said, I think a majority of people only feel that way about them because of the nostalgia that accompanies each of them. If you look at Magnemite/Magneton or Voltorb/Electrode you really can’t say they are original or even better just because they’re older. They’re just as lame as Chandelure, Klinklang, and Vanillite.

      • Kholdstare89

        I couldn’t have said it better! I tend to get a little too, uh, passionate on this subject.

      • Hunter

        I know that when I stopped playing pokemon a couple of years ago I said those things but when I played Black for the first time i changed my tune, I feel that most people who say the new pokemon suck would do the same.