"Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version update the key elements that have made the series so popular for more than a decade, resulting in a game experience that is exciting and fresh," said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. "Featuring more than 150 never-before-seen Pokémon, the games allow all players to experience the thrill of discovering and catching new Pokémon for the very first time."
For players with a broadband Internet connection, Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version will provide access to the Pokémon Global Link website. Set to launch this spring, this new online service will offer three main components that enhance the Pokémon video game experience. The Pokémon Dream World features new ways to interact with Pokémon in a customizable Web-only setting, featuring minigames that enable Pokémon and items to be transferred back into the Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version video game. The Global Battle Union allows players to keep track of their battle record against other players around the world and assigns players a Worldwide Rating. In some countries, it also provides an opportunity to compete in live events. Pokémon Global Link will also house the Pokémon Global Trade Station, giving players the ability to track Pokémon trades all over the world.
For more information about Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, visit http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit http://www.pokemon.com.
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