It’s almost officially Summer time, and that means North American gamers are almost officially one season closer to getting their hands on the much-anticipated Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2. While anticipation has slowly begun to reach a boiling point for the games, Nintendo has decided to crank up the heat by releasing a new animated trailer that focuses on the story of Black 2 and White 2.

Characters from the new games are prominently featured in the brief anime sample, and the end result makes us wish that the current Pokemon cartoon looked identical to what is showcased. It actually looks like a real anime, and one that may even convince older gamers and longtime fans to once again watch if it were to be turned into a series. The trailer is in Japanese, which kind of makes sense considering it’s an anime, but it’ll still get fans amped for the impending Black and White follow-ups regardless of which language they speak.

The teaser trailer also gives away some details pertaining to the content in the unreleased games — mainly that Team Plasma (the group of organized baddies that debuted in the original Pokemon Black and White) will be filling the role of primary antagonists once again. With Giovanni’s appearance confirmed as well, it’s possible that a gang war of sorts between Team Rocket and Team Plasma may occur throughout the games’ story. Of course, that’s just speculation, and Giovanni’s role may simply be restricted to a single battle in the Pokemon World Tournament mode.

Pokemon Black 2 White 2 Anime Teaser

The Shadow Triad will also make their return, along with the fan-favorite N, so there shouldn’t be any shortage of action in the main story of either version.

Black 2 and White 2 are building up to be two of the biggest portable games releasing this year, and if as much effort is put into the final product as this teaser then the games may very well end up being the best versions yet. Now, if only there was a way for Nintendo to make the in-game battles as jaw-droppingly awesome as they were in this video…

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 are scheduled to release on the Nintendo DS in North America later this Fall.

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