Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Image: Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 official art. Nintendo.

What is this I don’t even…

Breaking with the eternal pattern of two new Pokémon games being followed by one remixed version (think Red and Blue into Yellow), Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 will be out this June in Japan, and for the decrepit DS no less.

No word on a Western release, but June in Japan may suggest a Christmas release everywhere else.

That’s right, all those “safe” predictions of a Pokémon Gray for DS and enhanced for 3DS have been dashed.

The two games are said to include “new adventures,” but it’s still not clear if these will be in the “remixed” lineage or truly new games.

And now, back to marveling at the fact that the 3DS still doesn’t have a mainline Pokémon game.

Source: Pokemon.com

INCONCEIVABLE: Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 announced for DS