Written by pikaby
Speculation has it pinpointed at the end of the year. The most recent Pokemon Sunday video says 'not so'. Also a ton of new Black/White stuff in this blog post, so click to read all of it!
From the video above (this is like crack for Pokefans isn't it?), the official release for Pokemon Black/White in Japan is...!
September 18, 2010
Mark it down, howling Japanese fans and fellow importers! May we all meet online on that date, courtesy of the marked up online system(which I still have no idea about the details and I don't really plan to find out- want to keep it less complicated until it's released~). You'll notice a few new things in the vid, namely the new cutscene-like parts and some new characters. Probably the villain and your rival. There's a woman named Charen...who the hell is she? Gym Leader? Not exactly-check out where you are when battling her. That looks nothing like a gym. It's a small house of some sort.
Also from Pokebeach, are some scans of the main region of Isshu, plus 13 points of interest of the map, which Pokebeach has translated.
1) A blast furnace? There is something like melted iron.
building with the unique shape of a bee's nest. It looks like there is a
lava-like material here and there... Also, if you look at the full map,
there is a place where you can see what appears to be something like
red lava! It's man-made, so maybe it's a type of blast furnace for
2) A town at the mouth of a river with a drawbridge.
many bridges around the Isshu Region which is abundant with rivers. The
red drawbridge in the picture also stands out pretty well on the map. At
the base of the bridge is something that resembles a crane and also a
lighthouse, so this place could be a port city.
3) A theme park-type facility.
There is a facility that looks to
be a theme park with a Ferris Wheel?
4) A sand storm raging in a desert?
A place like a desert with
blowing sand. It's hard to see far due to the sand, but there appear to
be trainers here and there. If you look a little below center of the
map, there is a vast desert. Maybe this could be it. There appears to be
a ghost town buried in sand on the map, could this also be a place in
5) An airfield?
There is a runway on the left side of the map!?
Could it be an airfield? Maybe you can get on an airplane and enjoy an
adventure in the sky. Also, directly above that is a building that looks
like a tower. The tower has a spiral staircase and gives off an
6) Two windmills?
Around where the land looks like a staircase,
there are two buildings with the same shape. If you look good at them,
there are propeller-like things attached to them making them like
windmills. A very relaxed scenery, could they be generating power?
7) Two-tone color town.
A little above the center of the map is a
little strange place. Looking at it, the two-tone color town is
separated into left as brown and right as light blue. You can also see a
big majestic building in the center... What could this place be?
8) Ancient ruins?! There is a building that could be some ancient
ruins on the place that looks like a rock mountain at the farthest top
of the center of the map. On the staircase shaped rock mountain you can
see several cave-like holes. Maybe the inside is a complicated maze.
9) What's in the center?
There is a lake at the center of the map
with a big island at the center of it. If you look really closely you
can see that the outsides of this island is jagged and looks like it's
man-made. At the center we can see something in the shape of a spiral,
but what could it be...? It's a place full of mysteries.
10) An abandoned factory?
It's hard to see it on the map, but if
you look reaaally closely you can see that the walls and ceilings are
broken. Last month there was a picture of an abandoned factory that was
revealed, could this be it? What sort of Pokemon could be here?
11) The beginning town?
The small town that can be seen in the
bottom right of the map. It's as if we've seen this blue roof and the
road going around it somewhere before... That's right, it was one of the
game pictures during the first announcement! Let's predict that this is
the starting point of the adventure and the house with the blue roof is
the main character's house!!
12) Sky Arrow Bridge?
"Sky Arrow Bridge" is no doubt the giant
bridge that stretches to the city thought to be Hiun City. It seems like
this picture is looking towards Hiun City from the eastern opposite
13) The giant city, Hiun City
Hiun City is lined with skyscrapers.
Even when looking at the full map, the city's grand appearance stands
out. However, directly above this giant city is a ghost town and a vast
desert. The contrast is quite interesting.
What do I think? Damn amazing, as usual. Maybe I will find out more about the link-up improvements. I'll try to get back on that as soon as I can.