The PokÃ©mon Company International and Nintendo revealedÂ that PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version, featuring the next generation of all-new PokÃ©mon, will be released for the Nintendo DSÂ family of systems in spring 2011 in Europe and North America.
Additionally, the companies divulged that new Legendary PokÃ©mon Reshiram (PokÃ©mon Black Version) and Zekrom (PokÃ©mon White Version) will be featured on the covers of the all-new releases worldwide.
â€œItâ€™s rare to find a franchise with such worldwide appeal and dedicated fans as PokÃ©mon.â€ said Laurent Fischer, Managing Director Marketing and PR, Nintendo of Europe. â€œWeâ€™re excited to inform our fans that this eagerly anticipated adventure, featuring an all-new generation of PokÃ©mon, will be available in Europe in spring 2011.â€
The launch of PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version follows on from the popular PokÃ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions, which have sold more than 8.4 million copies worldwide to date. PokÃ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions return players to the scenic Johto region, first introduced in PokÃ©mon Gold Version and PokÃ©mon Silver Version, launched nearly ten years ago. The PokÃ©mon video game series has sold more than 207 million units worldwide since its inception 14 years ago.