This thread is for discussion of Pokemon Black and White 2.
Pokémon Black and White 2 are sequels to Pokemon Black and White. Unlike a traditional third version, these games are true sequels with an entirely new story, expanded Unova region and a modified Pokedex. There are also new protagonists and a new professor. The game will be released on the Nintendo DS with a release date of June 23rd in Japan and in Q3 of 2012 for the rest of the world.
The Unova region in Black and White 2 is 2 years after Black and White. There are several new areas as well as an actual airplane in the airport. It is not yet known as to whether the ice seen on the map is part of the region or simply a way of hiding the areas underneath to be shown later.
This is the new hometown of the protagonists in Black and White. It is significantly bigger than hometowns in other Pokemon games and is the first to include a Pokemon Center. It is located on the western side of Unova.
New gym leaders
We currently know that there are two new gym leaders. It is unknown as to where they replace current gym leaders or add to the existing ones. Their names are Shizui and Homika.
As you probably already know, there are two new Kyurem formes in the game; Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. It is unknown as to what role they play in the story. Black Kyurem knows the move "Freeze Shock" and White Kyurem knows the move "Ice Burn".
Battle HUD and animations
The HUD is slightly modified with italic text and a black colouring. In the trailer, it is shown that regular trainers now have animations unlike before where only story-important characters had it.
Q: So what's new?
There are several new towns, new gym leaders and gyms, a modified Unova Pokedex that includes foreign Pokemon from other regions, an entirely new story and much more.
Q: Are there any new Pokemon?
Apart from some new formes, no there isn't. Pokemon Black and White 2 is still part of the 5th generation which is why we don't have a whole new set of Pokemon. On the other hand, the Pokedex is modified to include foreign Pokemon so you may encounter Pokemon from other regions such as Hoenn and Kanto in-game.
Q: What are the starter Pokemon?
The game features the same starter Pokemon as in Black and White; Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.
Q: When will this game be released?
The game will be released on the Nintendo DS with a release date of June 23rd in Japan and in Q3 of 2012 for the rest of the world (redundant I know but someone people will skip the top part).
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Official North American Site