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Pokémon Black and White 2 introduces new characters, hometown

The first direct sequel in the Pokémon series continues the franchise's tradition of all new content.

As revealed in Coro Coro Comics this wek, Andriasang reports Pokémon Black and White 2 will once more take place in the Isshu region, but this time, in the southern districts.

Players begin in a town called Hiougi City, which has a number of attractions - a scenic viewing spot with views of the surrounding urban landscape, a Pokemon Center, a trainer's school, and the player character's home.

You can once again choose between a male and female trainer, with both having a sportier appearance. A childhood friend looks set to be a recurring antagonist, as the magazine calls them "Rival", and a mysterious figure called Akuroma appears, conducting research on Pokémon.

Two gym leaders were detailed - Homika favours poison types while Shizui prefers water.

Pokémon Black and White 2 releases for DS in Japan on June 23 but has not yet been dated for the west beyond a northern autumn window.

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