Monday, April 16, 2012

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2: Trailer Thoughts

First of all,


Following the mad rush of preliminary B2W2 details, Nintendo has released a gameplay trailer for the upcoming games.  In the two years between the games, something drastic has clearly occurred in the region of Unova, seeing as how three quarters of it are underneath a mammoth sheet of ice.  Time will tell how and why Unova is faced with this crisis.  Here are some of my thoughts on this trailer...
  • Kyurem's new forms (Black Form and White Form, obviously) look pretty cool.  It's clear that each is Kyurem's fusion with either Zekrom or Reshiram.
  • That forested area to the south west is apparently retconned to have civilization inside it.  Makes sense, I guess, after how they brought Johto into existence back in GSC.
  • My real copy of Chrono Trigger on the SNES says that Kyurem is responsible for the glacier freezing most of Unova.
  • Looks like seasons have returned.  Good.  I loved that feature in BW.
  • I've read around the internet that the protagonists in this game aren't the two from Black and White.  This is weird, considering that the protagonists in these new games look like slightly older variations of those original heroes...
  • The new rival's hair looks like an upside down peacock.  Just sayin'.
  • REALLY curious as to what those stadium-buildings are...maybe the musicals from BW, but kicked up a notch?
  • The chick holding the guitar is a new Gym Leader, and a rarely-featured user of the Poison-type.
  • And the dolphin-man (whom I shall forever refer to as Pablo) is clearly a new Water-type Leader.
  • There's part that looks like it's out of a manga...hmm...
  • Was that a Mincinno in the middle of the forest...?
  • Looks like you'll be able to use older Pokemon in the main game.  I'm interested to see the original Unova Gym Leaders use updated teams, for sure...
  • Did I see that Office Clerk (F) reach for her Pokeball...?
  • Despite looking like Kyurem's new forms will be Ice/Fire and Ice/Electric, they in fact retain his original typing of Ice/Dragon.  For better or worse...
I realize suddenly that the majority of these posts have been Pokemon related.  I think the Resurgence Pack DLC in Mass Effect 3 is calling my name, which should be a good distraction until the June 23rd release of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2...

And again, check out this blog and my Twitter account (@MTIdeas) when the games do release for an awkwardly-translated, hilarious romp through a frozen-over Unova in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2!

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