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New Pokémon Black & White Footage

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The latest episode of Pokémon Sunday gives you a look at a few of Black / White’s new features, including a brief glimpse at your new rivals — there are two of them now — and the version-specific aesthetic changes. The area seen around 1:03 in the clip, for example, is the same city, except that the architecture looks more futuristic in Black and more traditional in White.

 

Beyond this, however, are even greater version-exclusives, as far as environments are concerned. Pokémon Black will have you visiting the Black City, while Pokémon White contains White Forest. Both areas, seen below, feature their own exclusive quests.

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Here’s an interesting point of note: When you begin your journey in Black / White, you’ll set out on…wait for it…Route 1. Perhaps there’s more to the Isshu region chronologically than has been let on so far?

 

Black / White also feature something called a Global Link system, by which you can sync your game with a Global Link website and use it to access minigames on your DS, and capture Pokémon you wouldn’t normally find in the Isshu region. And finally, the video reveals a few more new Pokémon as well.

 

Credit for capturing the Pokémon Sunday footage goes to Filb.de.

 

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.