Now It Does Matter If It’s Black Or White — Pokemon Black & White Coming In March

Get ready to lose all of your free time next March, as the next big installment of that cute monster collecting and battling series, Pokémon Black and White, lands stateside.

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Starter Pokemon (From Left to Right): Grass-type Snivy, Fire-type Tepig, Water-type Oshawott

Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version will both mark the 5th iterations in the 14 year cash-cow of a handheld series from Nintendo. A series, which I’ll remind you, has lasted longer than the original Game Boy platform it debuted on — geeze, even longer than other video game consoles not branded with a Nintendo label too.

And it’s continued to live strong all on a simple battle system, and the crazy need to collect every multi-colored Pikachu and Eevee. Sure some things in the Pokémon series have modernized to take advantage of duel touch-screens and a higher contrast of colors, but it’s basically been the same formula in every game.

A realization that’s okay in my book, and with many other fans of the series, as long developer Game Freak keeps churning out such cute and awesome looking Pokémon — with a few graphical improvements plus some small nuggets of newness thrown-in to make everything mighty all-righty.

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This time around in Pokémon Black & White, a totally new class of 150 Pokémon are ready to be captured and given really silly nicknames, all in a new land — called the Unova region — to discover. Both of which have their own new subtle differences from Pokémon’s past.

Certain areas of game are seasonally accessible (which means the game now has seasonal cycle changes along with night-and-day cycle changes,) along with special breeds of Pokémon that only appear more frequently during specific periods. Yikes! Good luck trying to have a functioning life now!

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Also another first in the series, both Pokémon Black & White will feature different areas exclusive in each version – Pokémon Black with a high-rise city area called Black City, and in Pokémon White, an abundant greenery area named White Forest. Of course expect each Pokémon version to have its own legendary Pokémon too to snatch.

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The next monster-collecting-training extravaganza, that is Pokémon Black & White, is now dated for a March 6, 2011 North American launch, with a retail price of $34.99 and reservations at retailers already for the taking.

To go along with your Pokémon reservation why not check out these very cute buttons that feature some Pokémon favorites from games past, or take a good gander at this epic statue of Wolf Link from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Via: USA Today

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