US Pokemon Black and White Boxarts Revealed?

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  1. Slyakin
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    I was wandering through my local Gamestop, when I stopped short at the "Coming Soon" section. I saw Pokemon Black and White. These may be the US boxarts.


    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Sorry if this is old news.
     


  2. Excellentnuke

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    Weird. If the games follow the same release schedule as the previous games, they aren't due out in the US for another 8 months.
     
  3. Slyakin
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    Well, it is just pre-orders right now.
     
  4. Excellentnuke

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    I still find it weird how they're already taking preorders.
     
  5. Overlord Nadrian

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    Still though, preorders aren't supposed to happen until a couple of months before the release, at most (not taking the Pandora into account here because that just failed to be released at said date every time). Anyways, this might mean that we're getting Pokémon at the same time as Japan, or at a date not very far away from the release date in Japan. Awesome.

    Also, the boxarts look exactly as I imagined them to be, which is pretty cool.
     
  6. Slyakin
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    I guess they just expect huge demand?

    Edit: if we get Pokemon at the same time as Japan... [​IMG]
     
  7. Excellentnuke

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    Then that would be a miracle.
     
  8. RupeeClock

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    They are probably just mock-ups made from some web resources.
    I can't see the faint pattern on the white boxart for example.
    [​IMG]

    Edit: Oh no wait, it's there, just very faint.
     
  9. Maz7006

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    Its Pokemon what do you expect ?
     
  10. awssk8er

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    They take pre-orders as soon as they can. They want you to put a $5 deposit down, and forget where you pre-ordered it from when the game comes out.

    Also, they are taking pre-orders on the 3DS... Which there is no price, official release date, or final model yet (The one at E3 is probably the final one, but it could easily be changed).
     
  11. Giratina3

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    http://www.vgboxart.com/view/37766/pokemon...sion/?replies=7
    The boxes appear to be from this site! o,o
    No doubts, they are from this site.
    Check it out.

    If they are real. Im quite pleased about the boxarts.

    These look like placeholders. Gamestop looked around for a artwork that looked official enough to get away with it.
     
  12. Slyakin
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    Well, I remember before HG, SS were released, they had already show the English logo from... I think December.
     
  13. evandixon

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    In a US Nintendo Power, the games radar section had the Japanese release date, but didn't say that it was the japanese release date. Perhaps they'll be released at te same time (September 11, wasn't it?).
     
  14. Slyakin
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    September 18, I believe.
     
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    Heres a comparison of the JPN and these supposed USA boxarts.

    This is most likely as i said to be a placeholder and the real boxarts are on their way soon.
     
  16. Nobunaga

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    it s the same Black and White boxare like HG and SS
     
  17. RupeeClock

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    You know, it may be a recognisable logo, but it might be time for the Western logo to get an overhaul.
    The japanese pocket monsters logo was always a bit more mature, whilst the pokémon logo with its childish lettering and blue/yellow colour scheme, is keeping a child-friendly image that the 5th gen appears to be shedding.
     
  18. Ryukouki

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    I actually agree there. The English logo looks wrong on that kind of background. On HGSS maybe but on a Black and White theme it just doesn't fit. >_< one of the reasons why I wanna go to Japan.
     
  19. _Chaz_

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    I agree. The first time I saw the Japanese Pokemon logo, I wondered why they changed it and why we couldn't have something as good looking.
     
  20. juggernaut911

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    Man, I'm so not even interested in Pokemon anymore. They've just ruined it.