Video: U.S. Pokemon Black & White 2 commercial

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With its October 6 release creeping up fast, Nintendo of America is beginning to roll out the U.S. advertisements for Pokemon Black & White 2 for the Nintendo DS. As a special bonus, consumers who purchase the game early will be eligible to receive Genesect, a newly discovered mythical Pokemon, which I or may not be familiar with.

Being one of the final Nintendo-published DS games to possibly be released, Pokemon Black & White 2 has created a stir with critics who find the sequel better suited for Nintendo’s current 3DS handheld. The idea of a sequel to a Nintendo DS game continuing on said handheld, with the 3DS having been on store shelves for 18 months, is highly questionable. But, other factors such as developing a new gameplay or graphical structure for Pokemon Black & White may have pushed the decision for the sequel not to have a huge jump.  That said though, the Pokemon name is a sales juggernaut, so we’ll have to continue to wonder what the next iteration of the series juggernaut will be in the future. A series revamp would be ideal, but don’t hold your breath.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.