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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