"Pokémon Smash is currently in the process of airing and has has Junichi Masuda arrive on the show and make the announcement for which the world has been waiting. In this announcement, he unveiled the release of Pokémon Black 2 & Pokémon White 2. This game is the third game of Generation V and follows in a similar pattern to past releases and is due for release on the Nintendo 3DS in June 2012. We'll bring more as it comes." Serebii.net
Pokémon Smash is currently in the process of airing and has has Junichi Masuda arrive on the show and make the announcement for which the world has been waiting. In this announcement, he unveiled the release of Pokémon Black 2 & Pokémon White 2. This game is the third game of Generation V and follows in a similar pattern to past releases and is due for release on the Nintendo 3DS in June 2012. We'll bring more as it comes.
Pokemon producer, Junichi Masuda, has promised a BIG Pokemon announcement on this Sunday's edition of the Pokemon Smash show. He said it will be a "very important announcement." Could it be Pokemon Gray or a new generation game for the 3DS? We'll have to wait till 5:30pm EST today to find out.
No. This is not an image of the new game.
For anyone who's been dying for the next big bit of Pokemon news - it's time to get excited. Earlier today Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda took to the GameFreak blog with the tantalizing promise that he would be making a "very important announcement" on the Japanese show Pokemon Smash.
Here's exactly what he had to say:
"On this coming Sunday, Februrary 26, 2012, from 7:30 A.M, I, Masuda, will be appearing on TV TOKYO's Show, "Pokemon Smash!" Not only that. And there… I will be making a VERY important announcement,so be sure not to miss it!! Watch it live on TV!
And, for those of you who can't watch television on live, I will announce the same information right after the show via twitter!! Everyone, I hope you all enjoy the show!! Ciao!"
For those of us Stateside, that translates to 2:30pm PST this Saturday, so keep an on IGN tomorrow for all the breaking news.
While we won't know for sure what Masuda will announce until tomorrow, it wouldn't be a stretch to expect the third installment in the Black and White set of games (Pokemon Gray?), or even perhaps news on the next generation of Pokemon titles. After all, the first glimpse we had of Pokemon Black and White was a silhouette of Zoroark on the Japanese show Pokemon Sunday. Still, with all the Pokemon spinoffs in existence, anything is possible.
I only played through FireRed and it was fun, though some things like having to decide which Pokémon to give abilities that are necessary to travel around to were clunky.
But mainly, I'm not the collector type, so I'm pretty impervious to the "gotta catch'em all" aspect. Plus I don't like grinding. Plus I loathe having a game's mechanic hidden from me or having to research them, so I could never get into the whole competitive side of it.
Speaking as an outsider, a Pokémon non-fan, this sounds like a test to see just what Pokémon fans are willing to accept.
And the answer for many seems to be "anything".
Why? I think this is an improvement over what they used to do - two games and then an improved version of the same game we played 2 years ago. At least this time it looks like a full-on sequel. And again, smart people know to only buy one version.
And the fact that it's on the DS means I don't have to buy a 3DS yet :D
That would be a pretty lame armor since Kyurem has Soooo many weaknesses. It would be like wearing an armor made of dead babies. From what we hear these are going to be 2 new forms for Kyurem, but yeah, they looked based pretty much on Zekrom & Reshiram. The speculated typings are Ice-Fire & Ice-Electric, thus getting rid of the whole Dragon typing altogeter. But meh, nothing confirmed yet.
Anyways, legendaries are for babies... So are Pseudo-Legendaries & Dragons... for that matter.
@Brick, about my stance on the use of Legendaries/Pseudo Legendaries/Dragons: The problem is that these things are over powered. Most of them have 600+ of cumulative stats while the average usable fully evolved Pokémon has just a bit under 500. That is an uneven battle to say the least. Statistically unfair even. But to make it even worse, some/most of them have exclusive move and/or abilities that make them "interesting" and very strong. In the end it makes them pretty overkill. This is somewhat less of an issue with pseudo-legendaries or Dragons but another issue I take with Legendaries is that you get them at high level. You do not raise them, you do not really get to know them... In the end, you become more of a Pokémon user than a Pokémon trainer. Some legendaries are used alot in online battles... So you might think that I'm maybe a bit butthurt... but that would be wrong. You see, most of the guys that uses Legendaries online use them in a very similar fashion & patterns emerge. In the end it becomes quite clear that most are just copying strategies they saw before, so when I finally Kill an Heatran with my Miltank or a Landorus with my Sigilyph, I get ragequits because the lame assholes excuses for a Pokémon trainer that uses legendaries are using them wrong...
So yeah, Legendaries are "mostly" for babies... Babies who wants sheer power but do not know how to use it, then ragequit. Overkill, like the atom bomb.
I take the same kind of issue with Pseudo Legendaries and Dragons, but I'm a bit more lenient.
@Davoid - If you were making a Pokemon game, how would you do legendaries to make them worthy of the title and still address your problems with them? (Starting them off at a lower level is definitely a great idea, IMO.)
@V_s that is a good question. For me it's important to get to know the Pokémon well. I usually do my main game with the ones I catch & I do the post game stuff with Pokémons I bred. I think legendaries would be better if we would raise them from lvl.1 or so. You know, be able to understand the whole spectrum of what that monster is. Yet again, some legendaries are part of the story, so I guess a way to fix this would be to receive a legendary egg, keeping the unability to breed new ones at will.
Also, Nintendo's giving Legendaries via various events from time to time. It's an opportunist thing... You know, it's great for collecting but it's not any sort of reward for anything. It's just a sort of aknowledgement that hurts the premium value of legendaries. Anyone can get one, you just have to "be there". In the previous generation, I have 3 Entei, 2 of which are shiny. Is that stupid, or what?! It does not only hurt the value of the Pokémon, but the values of it's shininess too. To add insult to injury, if you want to have Zorua or Zoroark the legit way in gen V, you have to transfer one of those shiny legendary dogs. Now, that's just stupid for a Pokémon that is pretty useless. I think that from time to time, Nintendo/Gamefreak is doing exclusivity wrong.