PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version Launching in North America on March 6
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of America today announced that the PokÃ©monâ„¢ Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version video games will launch in North America on March 6, 2011. The games, playable exclusively on the Nintendo DSâ„¢ family of systems, are a completely new adventure that PokÃ©mon fans old and new can embark on. PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version introduce more than 150 new PokÃ©mon and a new region to explore.
PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version feature new PokÃ©mon that players can catch, train and battle as they progress through the game, and some PokÃ©mon can only be caught in one version of the game. For example, the Legendary PokÃ©mon Reshiramâ„¢ can only be caught in PokÃ©mon Black Version, while the Legendary PokÃ©mon Zekromâ„¢ can only be caught in PokÃ©mon White Version. Additionally, the two games feature different areas for the first time in the series, with the game world of PokÃ©mon Black Version featuring a unique metropolitan area called Black City, and a lush, green area named White Forest only found in PokÃ©mon White Version. PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version also mark the first time in a PokÃ©mon video game that the seasons will change in the game world. Certain PokÃ©mon appear more frequently during different seasons, and players can only access some areas during a specific season.
PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version let players start with one of three new Starter PokÃ©mon â€“ the Grass-type Snivyâ„¢, the Fire-type Tepigâ„¢ or the Water-type Oshawottâ„¢. Until the main story of the game is complete, every PokÃ©mon that players encounter will have never been seen before in previous PokÃ©mon games. The games also feature original boy and girl trainers who set out on an adventure in the new Unova region.
â€œPokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version represent a generational leap forward for the renowned series, delivering an unprecedented number of new PokÃ©mon to catch, battle and trade,â€ said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s director of Public Relations. â€œWhether you have played the PokÃ©mon video games before or are just getting interested in them, you wonâ€™t want to miss PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version.â€
PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version are now available for pre-order from major retailers throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $34.99 each. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details.
For more information about PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version, visit http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com.