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Nintendo staple and Game Freak creation, Pokémon, revealed its first English gameplay commercial for the upcoming video games, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. The games will be available for the Nintendo DS platform.
CinemaBlend revealed the news about the Black 2 and White 2's new English trailer yesterday. Much like Pokémon's handheld video game past, the trailer is short on spoken dialogue, but big on text speak as Unova region's new professor poses that timeless question asking the player, “Are you a boy? Or a girl?”
The English trailer also features Pokémon duking it out on the battlefield as Tepig uses Ember on a level 5 Mareep along with Merrill's baby form, Azurill, serving up a Bubble attack to a Snivy. If these newer Pokémon's names are confusing to you, the trailer also offers up the familiar face of a Psyduck in battle for the classic Pokémon gamer. Both a male and female version of the main character can also be seen running around the games' stunning map area.
Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 are an update to the originals released last year in the U.S. With these latest installments also come new game features, story lines, and characters. The trailer previews a gym trainer battle between the main character and new gym leader, Roxie. An English translation of Pokémon's Japanese website for the game details Roxie as Poison-type gym leader and bass guitarist with a music club gym.
Further updates in Black 2 and White 2 include Pokéwood, a side game where the player participates in the filming of a movie within the video games. Pokémon World Tournament is also another addition, which allows the player to battle powerful trainers from the series' previous video games like Gym Leaders Brock, Misty, and Giovanni from the games that started it all, Pokémon Red and Blue. While the original Black and White only limited players to use Pokémon unique to that generation for most of the game, the 2 series will feature 300 Pokémon available to use at the beginning from previous versions of the game like Psyduck, Eevee, and Mareep.
Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 were released in Japan this week but American users will have to wait until fall for the games' English release in those territories. For now, Americans and Europeans can enjoy the spin-off game, Pokémon Conquest, which was released earlier this week for Nintendo DS.
See the English trailer for Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.
See the games' Japanese anime trailer with English subtitles