Nintendo isn’t messing around when it comes to Pokémon, and when Oct. 7 rolls around, we’ll see three new games in the series: Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version 2, and Pokémon Dream Radar.
The second versions of White and Black, “bring players back to the Unova region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version,” according to Nintendo.
The games will have new areas to discover, and a few new changes. According to a press release, one new areas is Virbank City, and will have Pokéstar Studios, which lets players have a Pokémon of their choice star in their own movie.
“The movie a player creates premieres at the in-game theater, where the audience gives it a rating. Movies are rated based on script choices and battle move sequence, and players can even create sequels to existing movies. There are many movie genres to choose from, including romantic comedy and horror,” states the release.
Cheren and Bianca will also appear again, two years after the events in the first Black and White versions. “Bianca is now the assistant to Professor Juniper, helping her with Pokémon research. Cheren is now a Gym Leader and a teacher at a school in Aspertia City—the starting location for this adventure,” states the release.
You’ll also be able to catch Pokémon outside the Unova region right from the start of the game. New areas include Eevee, Riolu, Tyranitar, Arcanine and Mareep.
Dream Radar, meanwhile, lets players “catch their favorite Pokémon, including some very rare ones, via the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control and augmented-reality technology, and transfer them into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2,” says the release.
“Pokémon Dream Radar lets players use several different features of the Nintendo 3DS system, including the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control and augmented-reality technology, to discover and catch Pokémon. The game includes hard-to-find Pokémon such as the new Therian Formes of Legendary Pokémon Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus,” it states.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, successors to the first games (of course), will launch for the Nintendo DS and will be playable on the 3DS (but in 2D). Pokémon Dream Radar will be available on the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS.