Pokemon Black & White 2 Announced

During tonites episode of Pokemon Smash in Japan, Game Freak director Junichi Masuda in a rare perseonal appearance has announced that Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 are in development, and will be released in Japan in June for the Nintendo DS.

More after the jump…

A few days ago Nintendo hinted at exciting news to follow this Sundays (again, Sunday japan = Saturday USA) episode of Pokemon Smash. And boy did they live up to the promise, Announcing Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2. For the first time it seems a direct sequel to the Gen 5 games is going to be released rather than a best of both worlds as has been tradition dating back to Pokemon Blue. I for one would love if this is the case and we get two completely new games in the same region but this has not been confirmed.

The offical game sites do hint toward this however, the U.S. site calls these games “two incredible new adventures” while, the official Japanese site mentions that a “mysterious legendary Pokemon” will make an appearance. Based on the shown artwork…

Speculation is falling into one of two camps. That either these will be new forms combining Kyurem and Zekrom or Reshiram or brand new forms of Kyurem. Based on the back story given of the iconic gen 5 legends im going with brand new kyurem as he was before splitting with Zekrom or Reshiram depending on what version you play.

I have found one report that “Junichi Masuda has revealed the names of Kyurem’s new forms via his Twitter account, simply called Black Kyurem & White Kyurem.” but i have yet to see anything official confirming this. Right now there is no set in stone relase day but  mid-late June is expected for Japan.

As a Pokemon fan since red and blue i am really excited right now by this news. It is so much better than just getting a Grey or Chrome version. I will do my best to keep you up to date on any news that follows.

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