Ever since Nintendo announced the first true sequel in Pokemon history, fans have been kind of skeptical to say the least. Just looking at the Twitter reaction from when it was first announced, you can see some fans happy about the news but others disappointed by the lack of any innovation. Pokemon has always been accused of being lazy with its sequels, but the announcement of Black and White 2 took those accusations to the next level.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for the game that may help to squash those fears of monotony and sameness that you might have come to expect from the Pokemon series. Besides, Black and White were pretty revolutionary as far as Pokemon games go so more of it would be a good thing, right? Well, the trailer shows more of the same old stuff we’ve come to expect from the franchise.
Let’s look at what we can confirm from the Japanese trailer: new trainers? Check. New Pokemon? Check. New cities? Check. Same old starters? Check. Gyms with stupid puzzles? Check. Yep, it looks like a traditional Pokemon game through and through from here.
The main reason many people feel betrayed is that the game on the DS again. It only makes sense though since more people own a DS so this allows them to get in on the action. Nintendo must surely know, however, that Pokemon is a huge driver of hardware sales. If they made Black and White 2 for the 3DS, they would have seen their hardware sales skyrocket.
Regardless, check out the new trailer and tell us what you think. It’s pretty much just Pokemon, but you might spot a few things there that might get you excited. It at least seems that it will be easier to obtain the original 151 Pokemon in the sequel than it was in the original Black and White. This alone might make the game worth it.