Worried that Pokémon Black & White 2 is just a rehash of the original? New details from Coro Coro comics should put your mind to rest.

The Japanese magazine has revealed B&W2 will feature new playable trainers, a new town and new gym leaders. Set two years after Pokémon Black and White, it's still set in Unova (Isshu in Japan) but the region has been partially frozen, leading to changed routes and new areas.

You'll start in Hiougi City, with a trainer's school, Pokémon centre and a special viewing area that lets you take in the full view of the city. The game's new gym leaders are Homika and Shizui, who use poison and water type Pokémon respectively. Obviously bear in mind these are Japanese names only, and will change in the English language version.

Coro Coro also confirmed the Japanese release date of 23rd June. DS owners in the West will get them a few months later.

[source andriasang.com, via serebii.net]