Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 Coming This Year

This week, Nintendo has release an announcement that the latest Pokemon series, the Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 will be released this year to NDS platform. That is really surprising as there has not been a single rumor about the game; leave alone its release date. As announced, Nintendo will release both of the game in Fall 2012 for Europe market as well as North America and June 2012 for Japanese. Unfortunately, there is only little information regarding this latest Pokemon game, especially the meaning behind the naming system. As your information, this is the first time Nintendo uses a number on their flagship game, the Pokemon series.

Up until now, there are 5 generations of Pokemon series. The first generation is the Pokemon Yellow, Red, Blue and Green with original 151 species of monsters. The first generation of Pokemon series takes place in Kanto, and only released for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance platform. Gold, Silver, and Crystal are coming as the second generation as it released to Game Boy Color platform. This second generation brought 100 new species to catch and train, which completed the previous so there are 251 pocket monsters of all. The third generation filled by Ruby, Saphire and Emerald with addition of 135 new pokemons, make a total of 386 pokemon of all.

Fourth generation comes when the Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum released for Nintendo DS. Another 107 new species was introduced in this generation, making the total number of pokemon until that time is merely 493 species.  And the last generation was started when Pockemon Black and White with the legendary Reshiram and Zekrom and take place in Unova region. This makes the Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 that will be released this year is considered as the enhanced version of Pokemon Black and White as fifth generation. Nothing can be use to confirm this rumor though.

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2

The rumors was appear because before this Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 appear, there were many cases where Nintendo launches an enhanced version of previous Pokemon games, such as Pokemon Fire Red, Pokemon Leaf Green, Pokemon Heart Gold, and Pokemon Soul Silver that not considered as the next generation of Pokemon series, but as an enhanced version instead.  That is why many rumors are mentioning that this Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 are only an enhanced version of Pokemon Black and White. Another rumor that mentioned that the new third color of Pokemon, which has become some kind of trademark of Pokemon will only remains as rumors. As your information, the only rumor about Pokemon new series before this is the Pokemon Grey, which should be the third series besides Pokemon Black and White.

In the end, with only little information and Nintendo shut their mouth really good, it seems that they will be no further information about this latest Pokemon games. One thing for sure is, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 will bring two new legendary pokemon, as shown on their announcement.