Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Announced

Say what you want about the Pokémon franchise, but no one can deny the greatness of the game series and now two new additions have been announced; Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

I’ll admit it’s been a while since I last played a Pokémon game, but they haven’t changed all that much.  The only major difference is the Pokémon, which are now completely unknown to me since I gave up watching the TV show so many years ago.  Despite the absence of Pokémon related stuff in my life over the last few years, I would gladly play the games because, let’s just face it, they’re really fun.

Yesterday, IGN broke the news that, in an unusual move, another pair of games will be released in the fifth generation of Pokémon games.  The games will be released simultaneously in Japan this summer and no other release dates have been announced yet.  However, past games would suggest it will be less than a year before it hits North America, Europe and the rest of the world.  Funnily enough, the games are coming out on Nintendo DS, not the 3DS.  No word on why this is, but it’s probably just to appeal to a wider audience of Pokémon fans.

The names have drawn some attention and could be hinting at being direct sequels to Pokémon Black and Pokémon White.  If this is the case it would be a first for the series which consists of standalone titles.  It would be really interesting to see, but it’s hard to imagine it being pulled off.  Would you start with the Pokémon you had in Black and White?  Is that even possible?  I don’t know, but if they were sequels then that would be an important element.  Maybe they have a way to train your Pokémon over or the new game could be some kind of expansion pack.  It’s all speculation at this point, but it is possible.

What do you think?  Are you a Pokémon fan?  Which Pokémon game did you play last?  Did you, like me, start all the way back at red and blue?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below, also don’t forget to click the like button, if you like this post, and subscribe/follow.


One response

  1. Amy

    i love the pokémon franchise. i havent played it in years but id play it right now if i could lol. my one turn off is i have no idea who the new pokémon are so i wouldnt have a clue. i think black 2 and white 2 might be sequels otherwise they ran out of names so they have started doubling up 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

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