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News: First Pokémon Black & White 2 Footage Revealed

First Pokémon Black & White 2 Footage Revealed

Unova drill

Japanese show Pokémon Smash led with the first gameplay footage of Pokémon Black & White 2 this past weekend, showing the newly frosty Unova in motion. In the trailer below you can see new areas, trainers, gym leaders and much more. It's pretty exciting. Pokémon Black & White 2 is due out in Japan in June, and we'll get it a...

News: Pit and Pokémon Share Strong March Sales in Japan

Pit and Pokémon Share Strong March Sales in Japan

Not in the top spot though

Pokémon Conquest — aka Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition in Japan — was the best-selling Nintendo title in the Land of the Rising Sun last month. The strategy crossover was released on 17th March, meaning it shifted 242,192 units in two weeks. In third place was Kid Icarus: Uprising, with 144,468 sales in the ten days...

News: Let the Pokémon Conquest Trailers Begin

Let the Pokémon Conquest Trailers Begin

Strategise open

Yesterday's announcement of Pokémon Conquest — that's the English name for Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition — for North America now brings with it a brace of trailers. The first is the opening movie you can expect to watch on your DS come 18th June, while the other is an introduction to the gameplay mash-up of grid-based strategy,...

News: Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Japanese feudal warlords, anyone?

Nintendo of America has revealed Pokémon Conquest is coming to the continent on 18th June. The translated version of Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition will arrive on Nintendo DS this summer, bringing a different form of strategy to the table. Update: Nintendo of Europe has responded to our email, saying: We have...

Review: Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm (DS)

Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm (DS)

Back of the net

It’s time to save the world from aliens, but how? We could solve a lot of puzzles, blast enemies away with big guns, fly through space in an intergalactic warship or, alternatively, play football. In the universe of Inazuma Eleven 2 there isn’t a single problem that can’t be solved with a football – or soccer – match...

News: More Black and White Kyurem Details Revealed

More Black and White Kyurem Details Revealed

Just our type

Pokémon Black & White 2's legendary Black Kyurem and White Kyurem are Dragon/Ice type Pokémon, new cases spotted on Amazon Japan have confirmed. Black Kyurem stands 3.3 metres tall, while White Kyurem is a little taller at 3.6m. Both weigh 325kg — about the same as a robotic lawn mower. We expect to learn more about Pokémon...

News: Adventure Time is Coming to DS

Adventure Time is Coming to DS

Life in the old dog yet

Just as the 3DS seems to be taking over from its predecessor, the DS reminds us all of its existence with an intriguing title on the horizon. Though not quite on the same scale as the announcement of Pokémon Black and White 2, confirmation of a game based on cult-favourite animated series Adventure Time, to be developed by...

News: Transformers Prime Announced For Nintendo Consoles

Transformers Prime Announced For Nintendo Consoles

Time to transform and roll out

Activision has announced Transformers Prime, based on the TV show by Hasbro studios. It's described as an 'action brawler', so we can expect lots of button pressing, but other details outside of a 2012 release are in short supply. This title appears to be exclusive to Nintendo consoles, with versions planned for Wii,...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Box Art Revealed

Pokémon Black and White 2 Box Art Revealed

Let battle commence

It's safe to say that the announcement of Pokémon Black and White 2 caused a stir in late February, with many fans of the series having strong opinions on a direct sequel being released on DS. Now that the dust has settled and the reality of these new titles has sunk in, it's time to take a look at the recently released Japanese...

News: This is Meloetta, Pokémon Number 648

This is Meloetta, Pokémon Number 648

Nice to meet you

Say hello to Pokémon #648: Meloetta. The new 'mon was leaked recently on a movie poster but here's your first good look at official artwork of the musical-themed character. Meloetta has two Formes: Aria is a Normal/Psychic type, while Pirouette Forme is Normal/Fighting, which should result in some interesting strategies...

News: Get Your Pokémon Sequels Teaser Trailer Here

Get Your Pokémon Sequels Teaser Trailer Here

Roll up, roll up

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 are due out later this year — June in Japan, autumn/fall in the West — and while we still don't know much of anything about them here's a teaser trailer to watch anyway. The video doesn't show much we didn't already know — new Formes for Kyurem, autumnal release — but...

News: North America Gets Pokémon Black and White 2 this Fall

North America Gets Pokémon Black and White 2 this Fall

Everybody's happy

Nintendo of America has confirmed that Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will both come to North America this fall. No more details were given but Nintendo promises "plenty of new surprises" from the DS sequels. Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Announced Two New Highly Anticipated...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

On the way

Pokémon Black & White 2's June release in Japan will come just before a European release this autumn, Nintendo has announced. The DS sequel to Pokémon Black & White will reach Europe later this year, Nintendo UK tweeted earlier. We'll keep you posted on updates when we get them. POKÉMON BLACK VERSION 2 & POKÉMON WHITE...

Review: May's Mystery: Forbidden Memories (DS)

May's Mystery: Forbidden Memories (DS)

Never send a kid to do a professor's job

We've seen the rise in popularity of a few new or previously underappreciated genres within the current generation, among them rhythm-based games, brain training titles and life simulators. Another is the puzzle- and brain teaser-centric adventure, which rose to popularity with Level-5's Professor Layton...

News: Pokémon Black & White Version 2 Announced

Pokémon Black & White Version 2 Announced

Not quite as expected

Pokémon series director Junichi Masuda appeared on Japanese television show Pokémon Smash! this morning to finally make his highly anticipated announcement. Two new games, Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version 2 were revealed, although next to no information was given. The extent of what Masuda revealed were the...

News: Europe Scores Inazuma Eleven 2 on 16th March

Europe Scores Inazuma Eleven 2 on 16th March

Goooooaalll

Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard and accompaniment Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm are taking potshots at European DS consoles from 16th March 2012. The team-up is easily the highlight of a pretty thin DS release schedule for the upcoming months, though it's worth pointing out that Cave Story is down for release next month. No, we don't quite...