September 30, 2012 by plusnintendo, music & art
Nintendo always wants their core Pokémon games to appeal to everyone. However, Nintendo’s Seth McMahill believes that the upcoming Nintendo DS titles Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 are specifically made for the core fans of the series. (I feel the same, I have a good feeling for this new games!) The games feature the return of old Gym Leaders from the past games, featuring all the Red & Blue old leaders! They will fight in the new World Tournament featured in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2. The games will launch October 7th in North America, October 11th in Australia and October 12th in Europe.
“If you look also at all the Pokémon that are included, like non-Unova Pokémon—Mareep’s in there, one of my favourites from Gold/Silver—they really kind of made this one the Pokémon player’s game. It’s really aimed at a player of the core series. A fan. Look at Join Avenue, an area where shops open up the more you communicate with other players. There’s the World Tournament, where you can fight old Gym Leaders. Misty’s in there. That takes me back to the Blueversion, before I even worked at Nintendo.”
“So, although this game appeals to anybody—obviously, I have to say that, as I work at Nintendo—as a Pokémon fan myself, when I first picked it up and started playing it, I was absolutely blown away. I was like, ‘This game is made for the fans.’ Anybody can play it, but a fan is going to love it, because they’ve opened up all those things.”
-Seth McMahill, Assistant Manager of Product Marketing at Nintendo