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Pokemon Black & White 2 Headed To U.S. And Europe This October


Last week saw the release of Pokémon Black/White 2 in Japan, and this morning, Nintendo confirmed release dates for the game in North America and Europe as well. North America will see Black/White 2 on October 7th, while Europe will get the games on October 12th.


On the day of Black/White 2’s release in both regions, Nintendo will also release Pokémon Dream Radar for the 3DS via the Nintendo eShop, where you’ll be able to capture Pokémon using the 3DS’ augmented reality features and transfer them to Black/White 2. Among the Dream Radar Pokémon will be rare breeds such as the new Therian forms of legendary Pokémon Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus.


Finally, while Nintendo haven’t announced a release date for the app yet, Pokédex 3D Pro will be released through the Nintendo eShop sometime this fall, too. This updated version of Pokédex 3D will include detailed information on every single Pokémon in the history of the games.


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Pokémon Black/White 2 take place in the Unova region once more, two years after the original Black/White. We’re running a weekly column of detailed impressions of the games, and you can read part 1 here.


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.