New Pokémon Titles Coming To Nintendo DS!

by on January 11, 2011

Attention all Pokémon fanatics out there! Nintendo have announced two new versions of the popular Japanese franchise which are to be released across Europe on 4th March 2011. These versions, already released in Japan, are to be named Black and White and they promise some interesting new features, new ways to play and a bucket load of new Pokémon to add to your collection.

Redefining the Pokémon series, Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version offer fans and newcomers alike a completely new adventure to discover and enjoy. And for the first time ever in the series, the two games feature their own individual areas to explore. Set in the Unova region, which is located far away from the Kanto and Johto regions Pokémon fans will be familiar with, both games also feature all new action-packed locations, such as the bustling urban environment of Castelia City.

Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version also mark the first time in the Pokémon series that the seasons will change in the game world. The result sees specific Pokémon appearing more frequently during particular seasons and also changing in colour or form. Furthermore, players can only access some areas during a specific season.

As if that wasn’t enough, players will also encounter more than 150 never-seen-before Pokémon, some of which can only be caught in each version of the game. Two such are Legendary Pokémon are called Reshiram and Zekrom.

Reshiram can engulf its surroundings in flames and it is rumoured the heat from the flames can cause the very atmosphere to move, while  Zekrom can produce electricity from within its own body, fly and disappear inside thunderclouds! Reshiram can only be caught in Pokémon Black Version whilst Zekrom can only be caught in Pokémon White Version. At the start of the game, players can choose between new, older boy and girl Trainers, as well as from three new starter Pokémon – a Grass-type Pokémon, Snivy™, a Fire-type Pokémon, Tepig™ or, a Water-type Pokémon, Oshawott™ – before departing on their adventure with two childhood friends.

In Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version the player is tasked with completing two quests. One is to complete the Unova Pokédex  by finding and catching every Pokémon in the region – however, in order to fully complete the Unova Pokédex, players will need to trade Pokémon between both versions. The other is to become the Pokémon League Champion by battling with wild Pokémon and other Trainers in the region. Players will train their Pokémon with the ultimate goal of taking on the Elite Four and the Unova Champion! Thanks to some all new connectivity features you will be able to hone your fighting skills via the Random Matchup mode, using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

Great news too for existing players of Pokémon HeartGold, SoulSilver, Platinum, Diamond and Pearl Version; starting from 7th February players of these games will have the chance to capture the Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei and Suicune. These are all Shiny Pokémon – meaning they are a different colour than normal – and are available only via the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.  Keep checking www.pokemongoldsilver.com for more details on how to get these special Pokémon and how they’ll help you encounter the all new Pokémon Zoroark and Zorua in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.

So if you’ve got to catch them all and can’t wait for the next adventure into the world of Pokémon then make sure you get your pre-orders in now and check out www.PokemonBlackWhite.com for more information. Or if you wish to view the new trailer then watch below!