Even the bad ones are good, this girl is amazing!
Everybody loves Pokemon. Everybody loves arts and crafts. Why not combine the two?
(I know, I know…it is a filler story. I am actually working on another story at the moment but didn’t want to leave you all hanging.)
The Japanese Pokémon site was updated earlier today with a link to a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Interestingly, this trailer is fully animated in the style of the Pokémon television anime, and showcases our new male hero in some fairly sticky situations. The trailer is animated beautifully, and seems to indicate a more mature tone for the franchise, as Black and White themselves have already done. Elesa’s fairly risqué wardrobe and introduction, Emboar’s intensity, Seviper blatantly attacking a trainer – it’s not exactly “dark,” but it’s clear that the story and characters of late have been tweaked to appeal more to older players.
The trailer, of course, does more than dish out plates of fanservice for battle-lovers. Potential spoilers for the first games lie ahead, so avert your eyes now if you’re not already in the know.
N is clearly returning with the dragon he rode off on at the first game’s conclusion. Team Plasma is far from defeated, though they appear to have a new enemy in addition to our main hero, who is seen conversing with him at a fountain under the shadow of night. Also returning is the Shadow Triad whose allegiance, at this point, is something of a mystery. Seeing as N’s motives are unknown, and Ghetsis ordered the Triad to stop looking for him whilst on the run, their role in everything is going to be very interesting. Oh, and Unova is indeed very much covered in ice in some places, even within cities. The question is, why?
Why, indeed? This trailer raises more questions than it answers, and hopefully the mysterious air surrounding this game will remain as such until it’s released so everyone can dive headlong into its story for themselves. I’ve a feeling this one’s going to be pretty special. It’s a wonderful time to be a Pokémon fan.
Pokemon fans living near the Twin Cities are about to have a nerdgazm! Today, Friday April 20th at 7PM in downtown Minneapolis, The Light Grey Art Lab will be displaying a gallery of Pokemon inspired art. Featured will be the original 151 Pokemon, each re imagined by 151 artists. There will also be additional Pokemon themed art available for viewing.
As you absorb the artwork into your mind, you will hear Pokemon themed music quietly tickling your eardrums in backdrop. Lucky attendees will walk away with giveaways throughout the night. The luckiest attendees will walk away with their favorite Pokemon, for only $40.00! You read that right, all artwork will be on sale, first come first server) basis, for only $40.00! I would recommend getting there early and buying your favorite, because I am sure someone will show up that’s gotta catch em all!
The Official Press release is below:
As reported by Serebii and various Pokémon news outlets, a healthy flood of news surrounding the first direct sequels in Pokémon’s main series has surfaced. Black 2 and White 2 will apparently take place two years after the events of Black and White Versions, confirming once and for all that these are indeed direct sequels. The playable heroes also have new designs, and there is a new rival as well. It’s worth noting that the starting town is also completely new. Portions of Unova are reportedly covered in ice now, and new Gym leaders and cities have appeared as a result of this environmental shift.
Also of interest is the fact that the Unova Pokédex contains 300 Pokémon to start now, meaning there will be a mix of old and new (Generation V) Pokémon available during the main journey. This makes sense since the game is a direct sequel to a pair of games that flood with old Pokémon after the main quest is done. They’re there; they can’t just disappear.
This news does raise some questions. Are these heroes older versions of the previous ones, or are they entirely different people? Since they start in a new town, it’s conceivable that the previous heroes could have carried over and settled in a new town by themselves. And what of N? There’s still no news of N, and how these mysterious events involving Kyurem (in particular, fusing with N’s beloved Reshiram and Zekrom) will affect his side of the story. Is Team Plasma done for good? Will these new Gym Leaders rise to the challenges Unova throws at them like their predecessors did? So many questions; all which will be answered when the game hits in Japan on June 23rd (or later for those who avoid major spoilers like the plague).
Who else is genuinely excited for these games now? I’ll admit it didn’t hit me until this news broke. Is there anything you want to see in Black 2 and White 2 that has yet to be revealed? Let us know in the comments below.