Enter the Pokémon World Tournament in Black & White 2

Pokémon Black & White 2 comes with a few new features to boost it over its predecessor, with Nintendo recently talking more about the Pokémon World Tournament mode.

Here you'll be able to take on gym leaders and champions from past games — Lance and Volkner both return — while using moves and battle tactics from Black and White 2.

If you want to fight new opponents though, the Pokémon Company International will select teams from the 2012 Video Game Championships and distribute them online via Nintendo WiFi Connection for you to battle against. They'll probably be quite strong though, so you'll want to train hard before taking them on.

Pokémon Black and White 2 land this October.

Nintendo has revealed new information about the Pokémon World Tournament game-play mode that debuts in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 games, which launch for the Nintendo DS family of systems on Oct. 7. The game is also playable in 2D on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, players will return to the Unova region and embark on a new adventure set two years after the events of the acclaimed Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games.

The new Pokémon World Tournament includes the following:

Compete Against Classic Gym Leaders: Enter the Pokémon World Tournament, an exciting battle arena where players will be able to take on numerous Gym Leaders and Champions from previous Pokémon video games. Fans of the series will be able to battle trainers like Lance, Champion from the Johto Region, and Volkner, Gym Leader from the Sinnoh Region. Players can also use a variety of battle styles and moves found in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 against these classic opponents.

Battle Format: Players will enter the Pokémon World Tournament and be challenged to defeat all the Pokémon World Tournament opponents in order to win. Featured battles include single battles, double battles, triple battles and rotational battles. Also, using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, The Pokémon Company International will choose a select number of the top players and their Pokémon teams who are participating at the 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Championships and distribute them for battle in the Pokémon World Tournament. More details about this distribution will be announced later this year.

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