Nintendo announced today that Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White version 2 are scheduled to release in Japan this June. Nintendo will follow up with the European and North American release in autumn.
The titles are for the DS rather than 3DS, but are still playable on both systems due to 3DS backwards compatibility. Fans of the franchise are upset about not seeing their favorite Pokemon in 3D:
Why the hell are Pokemon Black and White 2 DS games and not 3DS?
Pokemon black and white 2 is for the DS and not the 3DS? Well that sucks.
The the fuck isn't the new Pokemon game coming out for the 3DS? And why the fuck is it Black and White 2? Pokemon's sucks now
The titles were unofficially announced over the weekend on Pokemon Smash, The Pokemon television program in Japan, with the official follow-up today. No additional details were given other than larger character art of the new Pokemon, Black Kyurem and White Kyurem (pictured at top).
Twitter reaction is mixed. Fans sound overly excited about yet another installment of the franchise, while critics complain about everything there is to complain about:
#Pokemon16 Happy Birthday Pokemon! Adventures is awesome, Black and White 2 are gonna rock and the franchise is still going strong.
Looking forward to Pokemon Black and White 2! 🙂
What? Pokemon is making a second Black and White?! STOP IT ALREADY!!!
Pokemon Black and White 2... I'll pick it up, and continue my thirteen year streak of never encountering a shiny Pokemon.
Nintendo announces "Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2" because why try anymore