Submitted by Valay 1249d ago | news

Pokemon Black/White 2 announced

Game Freak director Junichi Masuda has announced new Pokemon games. (Nintendo DS, Pokemon Black/White 2)

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LX-General-Kaos  +   1249d ago
Another amazing exclusive in prep for a Nintendo platform. Day one purchase

It looks like pokemon is going to continue the dominance as a force in the industry. When this game releases it is sure to shatter records and put smiles on faces worldwide. Couldnt have been a better day.

The record breaking award winning Nintendo 3DS has just gained a heavy hitter.

Rated E for Everyone
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--Onilink--  +   1249d ago
im pretty sure the article said they were for the DS...


and my DS can play GBA games, that doesnt mean my GBA games are DS games....
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Knight_Cid  +   1249d ago
and the 3ds can play ds games
KeybladeMaster  +   1249d ago
Wow. Do you work for Nintendo PR too?
LX-General-Kaos  +   1249d ago

sorry for the wrong reply sir

Go to the pending articles right now and you can see that the other two articles have it announced for the award winning earth shattering Nintendo 3DS
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Motorola  +   1249d ago
@KeybladeMaster That was a yes.
PirateThom  +   1249d ago
Official website: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex...

Official website... DS logo only.
Lavalamp  +   1249d ago
On the lower right side of the page there's something in Japanese that has the word 3DS in it. What does it translate to in English?
DNAbro  +   1249d ago

Something along the lines of "also playable on the Nintendo 3DS"
--Onilink--  +   1249d ago
here is the quote from IGN: The third entry in the Black and White set of Pokemon games has finally been confirmed. The game, which at least for now is called Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, will be released for Nintendo DS in Japan this June, no word yet on a global release date.

and also whats with all the lame "praise" to the 3DS, you can like a console without acting (and writing) like its the best thing ever on every comment where you mention it...
DlCK_DANGEROUSLY  +   1249d ago
But... it IS the best thing ever.

Don't let yourself be blinded by the miraculous beauty that is the Nintendo 3DS!!

iamtehpwn  +   1249d ago
I think this marks the official run out of ideas...
Tonester925  +   1249d ago
I think they ran out of Colors. lol

I always wanted a Pokemon Online MMO... Mabye Wii U will make it. Or something of that sort.
Lionalliance  +   1249d ago
It's for the ds dumbnuts.
DlCK_DANGEROUSLY  +   1249d ago
This man speaks the truth!

I would follow the General into battle anyday....

The (3)DS is a truly remarkable machine.

Long live love.
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farhad2k8  +   1249d ago
Come on Sony, it's time to announce Monster Hunter for the VITA! Get your asses to work!

Why did they just stick a big fat '2' on it? Usually they add a color! They should have named it Pokemon Turqoise and Pokemon Pink!
j-blaze  +   1248d ago
"Come on Sony" ??

Sony does not own the ip dood, Capcom owns it...damn fanbois -_-...

3DS has 2 exclusive Monster Hunter games, Monster Hunter Tri G and Monster Hunter 4!

see, if you want to just admire a hardware buy vita, if you want to play awesome GAMES buy 3DS :)
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megacowdung  +   1249d ago
Pokemon has been ruined...
trenso1  +   1248d ago
Idk how the black and white 2 thing will go, hope it doesn't become habit. But black and white were piss poor Pokemon games compared to the like of silver/gold and ruby/sapphire. The world map was one little circle.
Majin-vegeta  +   1249d ago

Edit:In the second pix he's fused with both Reshiram and Zekrom wtf:o??
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DarkBlood  +   1249d ago
im so confused by this
Lavalamp  +   1249d ago
I'm seeing DS and 3DS. Which is it?
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Neo Nugget  +   1249d ago
I'll wait till I see some battle footage before I get too excited :/
-Alpha  +   1249d ago
Why not focus on next gen Pokemon?
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rezzah  +   1249d ago
It is cheaper this way, less work for a lot of profit.

Way put a lot of time and money into something when people will buy it for less quality?

Examples: COD 6 and up (4 and 5 are the first of their kind), and MH for portables (originally home consoles)/ MHTri being switched from PS3 to Wii.
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Death_Grin48  +   1249d ago
Gen 5 is still kinda new. I'd give it a year or two until they start on the next gen.
Ddouble  +   1249d ago
Are these guys Lazy? The 3DS is out and they make the games for the DS. Why?

Then again, it's a sequel so they're probably not going all out just like the FF sequels but even then it's odd seeing a 1st party game releasing on an older console when the latest one is out.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   1249d ago
it has been announced for the Nintendo 3DS


Ok after further examining. Even though the link i provided clearly says 3DS. The majority of the other sites i looked at say DS and not 3DS.

With that said the Nintendo DS is still being supported after a next generation launch. Which is great news for all who have not upgraded to the award winning 3DS entertainment system as of yet.
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PirateThom  +   1249d ago
Eh... no it hasn't. Every story says DS.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1249d ago
@LX-General-Kaos What have you been smoking?!?
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LX-General-Kaos  +   1249d ago

Instead of showing up here with jokes you should try clicking the link that i provided above. Its clear as day at the top in the description. 3DS.

Its not my fault that it was written there. At the time there was no way for me to know.

Its amazing that people are so quick to trash talk but when you provide visual proof they pretend that it does not exist.
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Shackdaddy836  +   1249d ago
Well, they are saying both 3DS and DS so I don't know which one it officially is.

But, if it's for the DS then it's because the 3DS can play DS games so you basically double the amount of buyers.
Knight_Cid  +   1249d ago
stop trolling, it has nothing to do with being lazy.

Its a very strategic move.
PirateThom  +   1249d ago
Not really that strategic.

New Pokemon games sell ridiculous numbers, instead of getting it on 3DS, they've opted for the bigger userbase.

Which is understandable...

Problem is, this would have shifted a METRIC TON OF HARDWARE... and that's where the confusion comes in.

Basically, it sounds like they're making Black/White sequels so they can copy across the assets, sell it for full price and release it on old hardware rather than actually developing a game for the new platform.

Why even release a new console and then take a step back with one of your biggest franchises?

Cash grab. No other reason. Square Enix got crucified for this and their "sequel" was on current gen hardware.
rezzah  +   1249d ago

there is strategy you know, if business is involved there is usually some level of strategy.

If there was no strategy it would have been some random decision with no prior thought at all.

However, I do agree with everything else you've said. It is always the best way, to earn money for less work, that is chosen by specific devs/publishers.

On the other hand devs like Naughty Dog and Trico (ICO devs) work out of passion. Is it more passion than business? Who knows, maybe they blend it so well that their work is always beautiful.
Krew_92  +   1249d ago
What a disappointment.
Knight_Cid  +   1249d ago
yeah, a sequel is a dissapointment
Rampaged Death  +   1249d ago
No 3DS ??
Nintendo you are so stupid. This game would have sold systems !
--Onilink--  +   1249d ago
so they decided to split pokemon gray into 2 games???
PirateThom  +   1249d ago
Yes, basically that's what it sounds like.

Wonder if Nintendo will take as much heat as Square Enix for this.
Hicken  +   1249d ago
Based on the responses of some of the people above, I doubt it.

Nothing wrong with liking and/or having a favorite company. But don't be blind to their faults and mistakes. Putting this game out on the DS instead of the 3DS is lazy and cheap. They'll make an assload of money, but as you said before, they could have sold a lot of 3DS systems by developing it there instead.
rezzah  +   1249d ago
Doubt it because mostly children will be looking into this purchase.

Pokemon is geared towards children, who are more likely to be less informed on the decisions of publishers.

On the other hand we have Square who gets crap for a T or M rated game. A game geared towards adults and isn't as easy to play compared to Pokemon. The age range for Square's games may be more vocal as they are more likely to be older/mature.

Thus the older population will look deeper into game releases, and would probably disagree rather than accept with blind eyes.
DNAbro  +   1249d ago
unless it's a direct sequel, which i really hope it is.
Sobari  +   1249d ago
The series has been garbage past second gen, so meh.
WildStyles  +   1249d ago
WOW! A brand new Pokemon game. This came as a total surprise! I'm getting this day one no questions asked! Go Nintendo go!!!!!
Optical_Matrix  +   1249d ago
Import day one, just like I did with Diamond, Platinum, Heart Gold and White version. Gonna be a good summer. Initially I was disappointed that it wasn't for the 3DS, but then I still have my DS Lite, meaning I can continue my tradition of importing the games.

If it was a 3DS game, I would have had to break tradition.
Nozzle  +   1249d ago
I don't understand.....

I've been holding off for Pokemon Grey for ages and now this sh*t happens....the whole point of the third game is so you get new features/improved features in one game...everything in both versions is in that one game but now they've spilt it into 2 games..


I'm so p*ssed off right now........I'm guessing this is the game which is going to be announced tomorrow aswell?
--Onilink--  +   1249d ago
its already "tomorrow" in japan, the show airs in tokyo on sundays 7:30AM, which is saturday afternoon for most of us
SonyNGP  +   1249d ago
Well, duck. I didn't see a sequel coming ._.
wingman32x  +   1249d ago
The Kyurem-ized Reishram and Zekrom look so bad. IDK, maybe they'll grow on me, but right now they look pretty bad.

I'll buy the game, though. Pokemon is in gaming DNA.
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rezzah  +   1249d ago
All Pokemon look worse with each generation because we are use to seeing the previous generation.

And as we get older we hold to nostalgia, making past pokemon seem more memorable or "better" than the new.

Well there is that and the other fact that the rehash of the same idea in different forms tends to get stale overtime. Unless you have such creative minds that can turn a simple rehash into something seemingly new.
Death_Grin48  +   1249d ago
Nice OPINION, bro.
wingman32x  +   1249d ago
* Pokemon is in MY gaming DNA lol. Didn't mean to word it that way.
Azurite  +   1249d ago
They're getting out of names?
First real Pokémon games with a number next to the title.
Elemental_  +   1249d ago
This is for all you dumbo's

1) The 3ds can play ds games

2) This game might have been in dev for awhile

3) sequel> port
JonnyBigBoss  +   1249d ago
DNAbro  +   1249d ago
azshorty2003  +   1249d ago
Black and white 2? What happened? Ran out of colors?
Lavalamp  +   1249d ago
It's like Nintendo was sick of people saying "Well, it's obviously going to be Gray" so they did this instead.
Roukuko  +   1249d ago
gen 5 Pokemon was pretty sweet with the new things they added looking forward to this game for sure
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1249d ago
So stupid.

Pokemon Black/White 2... Really Nintendo/Gamefreak? On top of that its for the Nintendo DS not the 3DS? WTH
Judai  +   1248d ago
Easy when you think about it-The DS has a bigger install base.You can also play DS games on 3DS.I remember that after the PS3 launched someone asked Sony why didn't they put God of War 2 on that instead of PS2.They said the PS2 had a much bigger install base so it was better to try to sell the game to over 100 million than to the less than a million who had the PS3.That is exactly what Nintendo are doing now with Pokemon Black/White 2.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1248d ago
Yeah figured that out later. I'm happy that its on the DS because I haven't purchased a 3DS and I heard their announcing a redesign soon, so I'll wait for that.
A7XEric  +   1248d ago
Don't see why so many people are hating on this. Emerald didn't release for the DS. Crystal didn't release for the GBA. Why would this release for the 3DS?

Anyways, though not a traditional 3rd version like we've received before, I don't think anyone should be surprised this is a regular DS game. Game Freak probably won't build brand new tech and start supporting the 3DS til Gen 6.
mamotte  +   1248d ago
Yes! Gray is finally announc... what, no gray? What color is it? And what's that number on my pokemon game? Ok, this is weird. Still great -for me-, but weird.

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