RyoSoulreaper wrote:GAIZ, B&W2 has a japan release date. It's the 23rd of June.
Oh and on the 18th of June we get this:
As cool as Conquest/Ambition looks, the actual product will never live up to the Samurai Warriors + Pokemon battle royale daydream that blossomed in my head when I first saw the art.
AND B&W2 OH GOD OH GOD! I am so excited~ I personally don't think making these direct sequels is a cash grab at all... In fact, I'd say a third version without exclusives and a slightly tweaked plot is more of a cash-grab than two brand new games altogether! I don't really get why people started thinking that. Is it because there's TWO new games and they feel Nintendo's trying to get them to buy both instead of just one? I guess I can kinda see that, but the fact that these games have BRAND NEW TRAINERS, NEW AREAS, A NEW POKEDEX, and a CONTINUED story rather than a slightly different rehash of the previous version, I feel they more than compensate. I love all the new risks and the coherent narrative is something I'm really digging. I loved N as a character in Black and after several versions of beating sameface criminal empires into the ground, I thought it was really refreshing to go up against a foe with a slightly deeper, morally conflicted ideology. Though, Aqua and Magma will always be my favorite <3
I think the continuing plot and the stray from traditional Pokemon update patterns is a definite step in the right direction for the franchise.
Oh, also, unlike what seems to be everybody in the galaxy, I think it's cool that they're releasing B&W2 for the regular ol' DS. That way people who played the original versions don't have to go out and shell out the big bucks on a 3DS to see how the game continues!
That and I'm of the opinion that if Ninty's gonna remake Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (my favorite of all the gens), I'd much rather B&W2 be out of the way on the DS, so they can focus the remake for full graphical upheaval on the 3DS' new software! Hell yes! Win/Win if I ever heard it.
SO BRING IT ON NINTENDO MY BODY IS READY!!