On Saturday, the May issue of Shogakukan’s Monthly Corocoro Comic magazine will reveal “six scoops” about Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, the latest generation in Nintendo’s Pokémon game franchise.
1. The special moves of Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, the two new Dragon/Ice legendary Pokémon forms, are Freeze Bolt and Cold Flare, respectively. Black Kyurem is 3.3 meters tall and weighs 325.0 kilograms, while White Kyurem is 3.6 meters tall and weighs 325.0 kilograms.
2. The games are set in the same Unova (Isshu) region as the first Pokémon: Black and White games, but two years later. However, unrevealed incident or incidents have changed the landscape.
3. Players can now register about 300 Pokémon in Unova.
4. Black Version 2 and White Version 2 will have two new protagonists — male or female, depending on the player’s choice — that are different from those in the first Black and White games.
5. There are new characters in the supporting cast as well: the protagonist’s childhood friend and rival, an apparent Pokémon researcher named Akuroma, the Poison-Type Pokémon gym leader Homika, and the Water-Type Pokémon gym leader Shizui.
6. Finally, the new journey begins from Hiōgi City, a new city that is the hometown of the protagonist and the protagonist’s rival.
The two new games will ship in Japan on June 23, and will arrive in North America and Europe this fall. The manga version of the new games will start in Monthly Corocoro Comic’s May issue.