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The First Pokemon Black and White Footage

Take a look at what it’s like to walk through a city, all three seconds of it.

  
   
Pokemon Black and White fever has taken over Japan. If you don’t believe me check out this video that showcases the first time we can Black and White in motion. Yes, its basically a five second loop of the main character walking through a city, but behold the wonder of 3D! Just look at how excited these TV hosts are! Show me more Japan, show me more.
Konandaon April 18, 2010 at 2:47 p.m.

I'm suprised they didn't try to show a screen with a double battle since they are fairly popular in Japan in competitive pokemon battling (compared to North America and Europe where pretty much everyone does only single battles.) and that screenshot has already been shown before.

Sigueon April 18, 2010 at 3:21 p.m.
Seems pretty interesting. It's about time Pokemon gets an upgrade.
crusader8463on April 18, 2010 at 3:34 p.m.
 I'm not a fan of how it looks. While I'm glad to see them even approach the idea of making the series into a 3D game, I'm not a fan of how it looks in that state. The very pixelated character and animation sprites look very dated and bland when imposed on top of all of the 3D objects around them. It just looks bad imho. Here's hoping there next system will have enough horsepower to allow them to make everything be 3D. I would be willing to even settle for a Pokemon snap level of 3D.
metalsnakezeroon April 18, 2010 at 3:48 p.m.
That was great and all but can we see more? I would had like to see what the first 3 pokemon you get in the beginning.
KiraIsLon April 18, 2010 at 5:28 p.m.
Yeah it does look shiny but I would also like to see more. Pokemon has needed a graphical update for a while.
GodLen staff on April 18, 2010 at 6:29 p.m.
@crusader8463: DS never looks good on the internet. But i'm sure it looks amazing on the DS.
Oishi_47on April 18, 2010 at 7:43 p.m.
@crusader8463: It was an upscaled vid cap from a DS then compressed for an SD internet video. Hopefully it'll look better, but more importantly, your comment made me think, what if they made a Pokemon Snap for the DS? 
Void_Wizardon April 18, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.
I wanted the game to be on the 3DS...I'm not impressed by what I've seen so far of it. I'm hoping the gameplay speeds up and radically different but it won't be since it's Pokemon.
crusader8463on April 18, 2010 at 7:55 p.m.
@GodLen said: @oishi_47:
" @crusader8463: DS never looks good on the internet. But i'm sure it looks amazing on the DS. "
We will see. I have never liked games that try to combine 16 bit pixel art with low poly 3D, it just always looks wrong. It's like the 3D isn't good enough on it's own to be appealing and the pixel art itself always looks out of place with the 3D models around it.
Sigueon April 18, 2010 at 11:38 p.m.
@crusader8463: It problably won't be that bad when you're actually playing it. Even if it's pretty jarring at first, you'll probably get used to it in the end...
blaakmawfon April 19, 2010 at 4:14 a.m.
Thats what they changed? battle scenes now have static backgrounds?
sora_thekey moderator on April 19, 2010 at 10:13 a.m.
@blaakmawf said:
"Thats what they changed? battle scenes now have static backgrounds? "

No... the 3D on the movement was changed...
Brenderouson April 19, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.
HOLY SHIT CALM DOWN JAPAN
shadowthroneon April 19, 2010 at 2:06 p.m.
Hot damn that was exhilarating!....I think?
Kelleth moderator on April 19, 2010 at 2:31 p.m.
BORING!!! I`m more interested in that cute hostess then in the 5 second footage of the 5th gen :P
DoctorWelchon April 20, 2010 at 10:33 a.m.
Fing Japan man, they get me every time hahaha.

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