See The First Direct Pokemon Sequel In Action!

Two weeks ago, the first ever numbered Pokémon sequels, Pokémon White Version 2 and Pokémon Black Version 2, were released in Japan. As the name implies, these games mark the first time players can return to a region from a previous title and see how the region has progressed.

In Pokémon Black and White 2 players take over a new character who is venturing out into the world for the first time. Three hundred Pokémon chosen from across all the previous generations populate the world in Black and White 2. The game includes new locations, new gym leaders, a way to battle heroes and villains from past Pokémon titles, and a movie studio series of mini-games.

To see how it all looks in action, check out the video above.

Pokémon White Version 2 and Pokémon Black Version 2 were released on June 23, 2012, in Japan and will be released in Australia on October 12, 2012. Stay tuned to Kotaku East for our import preview next week.


    "these games mark the first time players can return to a region from a previous title and see how the region has progressed."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Pokemon Gold and Silver set after the original games; and couldn't you return to the Kanto region and see how it had progressed in the years that had passed since the first games. . .

      You do get to go back to a previous region, but its pretty much regressed more than progressed.

    Now that it seems like Game Freak is now numbering sequels, how about a Red and Blue 2? There are a lot of hints in Black and White 2 that suggest they may be the next games, for instance the ''2'' on each logos is Red and Blue, White and Black Kyruem are both Red and Blue and the Male trainer is Blue while the Rival is Red.

      I think those are more hints towards Ruby/Sapphire which would be the next games to get remakes if they do it.

        The thing is though we dont need a R/S remake, the GBA carts are fine and the batteries aren't going to die for a while, the reason why we needed the Red and Green remake was because we couldn't finish the pokedex in R/S, Gamefreak made HG/SS because they knew that those game carts were slowly dying and i guess they didn't want the Johto adventure to die and they improved upon the originals immensely, HG/SS are by far the best pokemon games ever to be made.


    Gold and Silver are the first direct pokemon sequels, since it's set two years later and you go back to Kanto plus they feature Red and Blue as characters.


        Yellow was specially made for the people who wanted a similar experience to the anime, not sure if it counts.

    Wow, Pokémon has come a long way. It looks incredible, I regret not keeping up with it.

    honestly, the trainer animations look ugly.
    I'm thinking the graphics peaked at HeartGold and Soul silver

      Overworld animations, I have to agree with you, but In-Battle sprites look fantastic.

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