It’s been a good week for Pokemon fans. Not only were the first ever screenshots of Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 released earlier this week, but now the first gameplay teaser for the much anticipated titles has arrived. The trailer may be in Japanese, but it’s seeing the games in action that fans of the franchise have been frothing at the mouth for.
Just a day before Pokemon Smash is set to air exclusive footage of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, Pokemon fan site Serebii.net shared the first ever trailer for the games. The trailer reveals a much different Unova region than gamers may be familiar with from the original Pokemon Black and White games — mainly because half of the region has been completely frozen. Presumably this is happening as a result of the Legendary Pokemon (Black Kyurem or White Kyurem depending on the version) running rampant in the territory. Hopefully it’s something the main character will be able to reverse though, so that players can once again access these now ice-aged areas.
The Pokemon Black & White 2 trailer also shows off some returning monsters from previous games that can be obtained prior to defeating the Elite Four. Also shown off are the two new gyms, led by the recently revealed Homika (the female Poison-type Gym Leader) and Shizui (the new male Water-type Gym Leader). Travelling around Shizui’s gym will focus on hopping between docks and lily pads, and the way it’s seemingly set up should make for an interesting challenge for anyone who thought getting to the gym leader in Black and White was a cake walk.
A new feature yet to be detailed is the inclusion of what looks like a movie set found in the games. Perhaps putting your Pokemon in films will be replacing the tedious, and debatably fun, Pokemon Musicals that were feature in these games’ predecessors. The end result, for whatever the green-screen/movie studio may end up being about, looks like a fun addition anyway. It’ll be interesting to see where Game Freak is going with that premise in Black 2 and White 2 though…
Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 will be releasing on the Nintendo DS in Japan on June 23rd, followed by North America sometime this Fall.
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