The Official Pokemon website announced that Pokemon Black and White are slated to be released in the US Spring 2011. Six months after Japanese release US Pokemon fans will get the opportunity to play with new Pokemon characters ZEKROM and RESHIRAM which were also unveiled this morning. The official press release can be read below.
POKÉMON BLACK VERSION AND POKÉMON WHITE VERSION COMING TO NORTH AMERICA IN SPRING 2011
New Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom Grace Covers of New Releases
Two new Pokémon™ games,Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems will be released in North America in spring 2011. Introducing a new storyline and the next generation of Pokémon, the new releases will feature the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram™ (Pokémon Black Version) and Zekrom™ (Pokémon White Version) on the game covers worldwide.
“Pokémon is a true worldwide franchise with legions of fans in every corner of the globe,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We know these fans will be thrilled to discover this new generation of Pokémon next year.”
The launch of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version follows the incredible consumer response to Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version, which have sold more than 8.4 million units combined worldwide to date. The Pokémon video game series has sold more than 200 million units worldwide since it was first introduced 14 years ago.