Pokemon Black and White 2 Announced For DS

Nintendo this weekend announced that two new Pokemon titles, Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 for the Nintendo DS. They are coming to North America, Europe & Japan in Fall 2012.

On the Japanese TV show Pokémon Smash, the presenters confirmed they’ll get the game in June 2012. Nintendo of America & Europe has confirmed a release in July, August or September of 2012.

Nintendo are promising “fans can anticipate plenty of new surprises when the games launch. More game details will be announced throughout the year.”

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will be available for the Nintendo DS family of systems, but the games can also be played in 2D on Nintendo 3DS systems.

So apparently Pokemon Black Version and Pokemon White Version don’t culminate into Pokemon Grey for the Nintendo DS generation. Oh well at least the 3DS is backwards compatible, so gamers everywhere can still play these DS cartridges. And it makes sense they aren’t moving the series to 3DS yet when you think about it, after all, there are over 151 MILLION DS owners worldwide! Compared to the 15 million 3DS owner. That adds up to a massive 166 MILLION userbase.

At the top of this page you can see a first look at new character art of Black Kyurem and White Kyurem from Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2.

Take a look at the live on TV Pokemon Smash announcement. The man making the announcement is Pokémon Director Junichi Masuda.

Here’s the English teaser for the game.

Are you excited for the direct sequels “Pokemon Black & White 2”?