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Pokémon Black and White 2 Announced

February 25, 2012 / 11:51 PM

By: Roger DiLuigi III

In a shocking move, Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda just announced on the Japanese television program Pokemon Smash that Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are due for simultaneous release on Nintendo DS this June.

According to early reports, the games are a full-fledged sequel to Pokémon Black and White and act the first mainline numbered sequel entries in the franchise’s history. The names of the two version legendaries will apparently be confirmed on next week’s Pokemon Smash. We’ll keep you guys updated as new details emerge.

In the meantime, you can visit the games’ official website here. It’s also worth noting that for the first time in the history of the franchise, they’ve announced the games simultaneously for North America with a release date TBD. Here’s a link to the official North American webpage on

UPDATE: Junichi Masuda has revealed the names of Kyurem’s new forms via his Twitter account. The forms are simply called Black Kyurem & White Kyurem, though, interestingly enough, he lists them as separate Pokémon.

About the author /

Roger is probably best known throughout the “interwebs” as the man behind TopHatProfessor in the Professor Layton Twitter viral marketing campaign. Roger is a Chicago-based actor and Theatre/English graduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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