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'Genesect' available to early Pokemon Black and White 2 buyers


Nintendo is bringing the Pokemon series all the way into the modern era of gaming, with free launch DLC for this October's Pokemon Black and White Version 2. Of course, you can guess as to the nature of the content, as these are still Pokemon games.

Playing the DS sequels between the Oct. 12 launch and Nov. 12 allows you to get the "Mythical" Pokemon Genesect through the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection in the US. Genesect is a Bug/Steel-type Pokemon supposedly discovered as a fossil. It appears happy to be alive.

Along with this news, Nintendo released screens of the "Black Tower" and "White Treehollow," areas exclusive to their color-coded counterparts, where players can battle high-level Pokemon in randomized maps.

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Nintendo News
Sept. 10, 2012

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10, 2012 - The release of the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 games for the Nintendo DS family of systems is quickly approaching, and Nintendo is giving fans yet another reason to be excited about their Oct. 7 launch. Consumers who purchase either of the new games early will have the opportunity to connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required) before Nov. 12 to receive the Mythical Pokémon Genesect for the first time ever through a free, limited-time distribution. In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 - which are also playable in 2D on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems - players will return to the Unova region and embark on a new adventure set two years after the events of the Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games.

Genesect, the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon, has been restored from a 300-million-year-old fossil. Modified by Team Plasma, this Pokémon has a signature move called Techno Blast. Genesect is the only known Pokémon with this move. Genesect is a Bug- and Steel-type Pokémon with the ability to adjust its power levels based on the foe it's battling. This powerful Pokémon will be available Oct. 7 through Nov. 12 in the United States.

"Not only can players dive into a brand new adventure on Oct. 7 with Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, they also can receive an incredible new Pokémon right off the bat," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "This limited-time distribution will get players off to a great start with what is sure to be one of 2012's biggest games."

The Unova region of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 has undergone significant changes, and new additions can be found in both Black City and White Forest. Black Tower is now a part of the Black City found in Pokémon Black Version 2, while White Treehollow is found in the White Forest of Pokémon White Version 2. In Black Tower and White Treehollow, players can battle with high-level Pokémon to earn Exp. Points and items. The layouts of the Black Tower and White Treehollow are randomly generated, creating a unique experience that will challenge players to solve their maze-like construction and defeat the Trainers who stand in their way again and again.

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 are now available for pre-order from major retailers throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $34.99 each. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details.

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