Nintendo has announced a brand new tournament mode for the follow-up to Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black and White Version 2.
Essentially, two interesting features are available in this brand new game mechanic. First, players will be able to fight Gym Leaders from previous Pokémon titles. As the presser indicates, for instance, you'll be able to take on "Lance, Champion from the Johto Region, and Volkner, Gym Leader from the Sinnoh Region." In these new battles, you'll be able to employ the techniques and items from Pokémon Black and White 2.
The other bit is the battle format itself. Players will have to start the tournament and take on everyone in order by way of single battles, doubles and triples. Then, they'll face off against the best players in the world. Here's the wording from the release once more:
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.
The method of distribution has not been announced.
Pokémon Black and White 2 will launch for the Nintendo DS (playable on the 3DS) on October 7th.
GET READY TO ENTER THE POKÉMON WORLD TOURNAMENT IN POKÉMON BLACK VERSION 2 & POKÉMON WHITE VERSION 2
July 10, 2012
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 2and 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.
For more information about Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, visithttp://www.pokemon.com/blackwhite2.