Pokémon Black / White Version 2 Preview
Pokémon Black / White Version 2 Box Art
System: DS
Dev: Game Freak
Pub: The Pokémon Company/Nintendo
Release: October 7, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: N/A Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence

Several minor gameplay features have been added to the games as well, many of which reflect their placement as same-generation sequels. The new Unova Link feature allows players to unlock various things such as an "easy mode" or "hard mode" in the post-game, various nostalgic encounters that can be had by linking Black 2/White 2 with a copy of the original Black/White, and several legendary Pokémon battles.

Pokémon Black / White Version 2 Screenshot

Players who have a Nintendo 3DS have the option to enhance their Pokémon Black 2/White 2 experience with two programs that will be for sale on the 3DS e-shop. The Pokémon Dream Radar is an augmented reality game that allows players to capture Pokémon in their real-life surroundings by using the 3DS camera feature. These Pokémon, some of which are unique or have special abilities, can then be transferred into Pokémon Black2/White 2. There will also be an expanded version of the 3D Pokédex that was formerly available for free on the eShop. This new Pokédex, the Pokédex 3D Pro, will contain entries on all Pokémon instead of just the Unova ones, but it won't be free of charge.

Is Pokémon White Version 2 or Black Version 2 the game for you? Poké-fanatics will certainly want to pick it up, as the new plot and new Legendary Pokémon will be worth it to them. Casual Pokémon fans who have already played Pokémon Black/White 2 may wish to wait and see exactly how new this experience turns out to be.

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I'm personally more interested in the next generation of Pokémon games that will be native to the 3DS, but I have to admit that one fact about Black 2/White 2 has piqued my interest. I have been told that those horrible Emolgas from the Electric Gym that spam Double Team until you want to throw your DS aren't present in Pokémon Black 2/White 2. Knowing I don't have to deal with them again just might draw me back into the world of Pokémon this October.

By
Becky Cunningham
Contributing Writer
Date: August 6, 2012


Game Features:

  • Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 bring players back to the Unova Region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. There are many new areas to discover, and changes to familiar places for you to explore.
  • Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will also give fans of the original games a chance to catch up with some familiar friends. In this game, Cheren and Bianca return two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, and a lot has changed.
  • In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, players will also be able to catch some of the Pokémon from outside the Unova region − such as Eevee, Riolu, Tyranitar, Arcanine and Mareep − right from the start of the game.

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