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Take a Look at the First Pokemon Black and White Images

Show me your Pokemans.



Let your eyes feast on the first Pokemon Black and White images to hit the internet. We get to see what the new battle screen looks like, the outside world, as well as a pokecenter. The first thing to I noticed is that everything is a lot more 3D than the previous games; it almost feels as if you are walking through a city. Hopefully the battles are more animated, than the usual shake of the Pokemon, but I’m not expecting much. But what I really want to see are the three starters, that’s the real selling point for me.

[Via Serebii]  
 

Halberdierv2on April 11, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.
its about time they really innovated the system.. although i wish the battle sprites were animated during battle and not just at the start... and why does the male protagonist look like a girl?
Kelleth moderator on April 11, 2010 at 1:10 p.m.
@GodLen:  lol good you put them up i could not copy them from Serebii
 
As for this... its a horrible r@pe of the franchise pokemon didn`t need to be 3d! yes its needs to be 3d to keep the spoiled kids of today happy but in the meantime they are making the fans they already had for 10+ year want to stop playing because of the 3d and the 500+ pokemon! This isn`t the evolution of the game its a shadow of its former self almost nothing that we loved in the original games is left.
 
Like i already mentioned in the other thread i`d like to see a Insect legendary a Fire/Water mixed type and some more Bird Pokemon.
metalsnakezeroon April 11, 2010 at 1:18 p.m.
I hoping for some improvement in the gameplay but just happy that there is a "New" pokemon game.
ShadowKnight508 moderator on April 11, 2010 at 1:44 p.m.
I am hoping that they would not make the jump to 3D.....the classic-ness of the original games is being lost in all of the new innovations and stuff that is not really needed. 3D Pokemon? Go and play those Pokemon Stadium and Colisseum games...I am glad that they are still making the games, but to me the franchises has been going downhill in every game after Gold/Silver/Crystal came out.
blaakmawfon April 11, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.
Cool!
rocketbomberon April 11, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.
@Halberdierv2: he looks like a girl because it's Japanese.  And this is not meant as a slight, or a slur, just a comment.
OmegaChosenon April 11, 2010 at 6:01 p.m.
Couple of things: 
Nurse Joy looks weird, with brownish-blond hair. Either Joy has a new 'do or we're so far from the other regions Joy hasn't reached it.
The PokeMart is part of the PokeCenter.
I am looking forward to this game. I'm a poke-addict it seems.
Gaseroon April 11, 2010 at 6:20 p.m.
They keep increasing the graphics, but the gameplay will still be 95% the same. I am still waiting for Pokemon to become more of an action game than an RPG...even an action RPG hybrid would be appreciated by this point
Kelleth moderator on April 11, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.
@Gasero:  And thus the Pokemon franchise or at least all its traditions that it started with died. can`t you people just play some early Final Fantasy or something? :P
Destinyheroknighton April 11, 2010 at 8:13 p.m.

cool can't wait
MisterOmegaon April 11, 2010 at 8:37 p.m.
Is that the new battle system?
JackSukeruon April 12, 2010 at 3:45 a.m.
Make the Pokemart a part of the Pokecenter, genius! Why wasn't this done earlier? seriously? 
 
@Kelleth: Quit yer bitchin' about the 3D, the artstyle is still the same from when it was 2D. 
 
@ShadowKnight508: If that's how you feel then you'll probably will get a kick out of this  http://www.destructoid.com/pokemon-gold-silver-were-meant-to-be-the-series-finale-166848.phtml.
Lydian_Selon April 12, 2010 at 8:45 a.m.
Pokemon Red still works fine for me.
Kelleth moderator on April 12, 2010 at 9:10 a.m.
@RockmanBionics:  Maybe.. so how`s the non side-scrolling tactical RPG style Megaman games that have nothing to do with the original franchise doing for you? :P
cfatalison April 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
@Halberdierv2 said:
" its about time they really innovated the system.. although i wish the battle sprites were animated during battle and not just at the start... and why does the male protagonist look like a girl? "
this, if they can make it 3d , they can do this,
@Kelleth:
are you talking about MBN 5?
Kelleth moderator on April 12, 2010 at 9:38 a.m.
@cfatalis:  More like EVERY Megaman game from GBA to DSi that doesn`t involve Zero as the main character.
cfatalison April 12, 2010 at 9:54 a.m.
@Kelleth: well that is because only the battle network series ever goes to GBA besides Zero series, and of course there's megaman and bass
as for the DS, megaman ZX
Oishi_47on April 12, 2010 at 10:41 a.m.
The 3D is just the presentation. You can't blame Nintendo for utilizing new technology to make it look newer. Pokemon is still a 2D game. As for having about 500 Pokemon plus Gen V, catching them all without an Action Replay seems like a pipe dream for people with stuff going on in their life. I'll probably buy this and try my hardest not  to forget about school, family, friends, etc. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to get 10,000 steps on my Pokewalker to get the flying Pikachu.  
John_Martoneon April 13, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.
@Lydian_Sel said:
" Pokemon Red still works fine for me. "
Did you at least upgrade to FireRed?
Lydian_Selon April 14, 2010 at 4:47 a.m.
@John_Martone:  Sadly no... Original red doesn't leave me lacking.

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