Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 is set to introduce some brand new characters and locations to the game, according to the latest issue of Coro Coro Comics. Coro Coro introuduces two new lead characters with two new friends.
Coro Coro Comics introduces them as ‘Rival’ the main characters childhood friend and a mysterious man called ‘Akuroma’ who appears to be some kind of researcher, who’s performing research into the strength of the Pokémon.
The two new gym leaders who have been introduced in the magazine are Homika and Shizui. Homika is great with poison type Pokémon, while Shizu is better with water types.
The game will be set in the Isshu Region, and you’ll start your journey off from the new town of Hiougi City, located South of Isshu. Facilities include your house, a viewing area that overlooks the city, Pokémon Center and trainer’s school. It has also been confirmed that Black Kyurem will know the move Freeze Shock and that White Kyurem knows the move Ice Burn.
While the new games are set in Unova again, it is two years after the events of the first and the games region has gone under some changes. The map of Unova has being partially frozen while others have been updated, such as Route 4. The Unova Pokédex has 300 Pokémon within it and also consists of a combination of old and new (Unova) Pokémon, Psyduck is #026, Riolu is #033 and Metagross is #254, with other Pokémon such as Tyranitar, Lapras & Arcanine being available. Coro Coro Comics confirm a 23rd June release date and both versions will set you back ¥4,800.