Nightly News Roundup: 04.12.2012

Details revealed about Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Miyamoto talks about new game ideas, we get some Project X Zone screens, and Pandora’s Tower rumors surface.

By Kyle England. Posted 04/12/2012 18:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 details revealed

Just shortly after Nintendojo’s roundtable of predictions, the lid has been blown on Pokémon Black 2 and White 2!

In images from the newest issue of Japanese magazine CoroCoro, many new details about the upcoming Pokémon games have been revealed. The sequel versions will in fact be returning to Unova two years after the events of the first versions. The player will be a new Pokémon trainer with a new rival. Brand new areas of Unova are open, which include new cities with new Gym Leaders (so far, the only revealed Gym Leaders are trainers of Poison and Water-type Pokémon). At the same time, some parts of Unova have been frozen over, dramatically altering the landscape of the region. The revamped Unova Pokédex in Black 2 and White 2 will now include 300 Pokémon, with a combination of Pokémon from all generations. This is in contrast to the Unova Pokédex from Black and White, which only contained Generation V Pokémon. More details are on track to be revealed as we grow closer to the Japanese release of Black 2 and White 2 in June.

Source: Serebii

Miyamoto talks Zelda and F-Zero with Edge Magazine

Nintendo guru Shigeru Miyamoto has told Edge Magazine that he wants to make an entirely new Zelda game “based on, or starting from” The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. While Miyamoto originally mused about remaking A Link to the Past for 3DS to utilize the 3D effects, he would rather make an original title, saying “I think it’s important to bring some really new software.” Miyamoto stated the project would entirely depend on what directors at Nintendo he can get to work on the game, and he feels more comfortable giving control to directors he is confident in. Miyamoto gave particular praise to Koichi Kawamoto, creator of the Warioware series and StreetPass Quest (aka Find Mii) on 3DS.

Edge also asked Miyamoto about the conspicuous absence of the F-Zero series on recent Nintendo platforms, and if we can expect to see a new F-Zero game soon. While Miyamoto did not necessarily confirm that Nintendo was going to make a new F-Zero, he had this to say about it: “I think at the time [F-Zero] was a really big surprise, a new thing, a product that made sense. I don’t see with current hardware how you could create a similar surprise. But maybe with future hardware, with Wii U coming up, maybe we could create something that does make sense, either as a smaller game, or a fully fledged title.”

Looks like we’re going to be seeing some very exciting things from Nintendo in the near future. E3 cannot come soon enough!

Source: Edge Magazine (via Destructoid)

A slew of Project X Zone screenshots are upon us!

The upcoming 3DS game Project X Zone was announced yesterday, and today Famitsu has rolled out dozens of screenshots. The screenshots depict art and battle footage featuring the heavy-hitters of Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai. Expect more information on Project X Zone, such as the trailer and interviews with the developers, to be shown by the end of the month.

Source: Famitsu (view page translated into English)

Pandora’s Tower may be coming to North America, according to a GameStop manager

User NinSage at NinTemple captured an audio recording of a conversation between himself and a local GameStop manager. According to the manager, GameStop has been instructed to begin accepting pre-orders for Pandora’s Tower in June once The Last Story has been released in North America.

This is just a rumor, so we can’t assume that it’s true just yet. The word of a GameStop manager is obviously not to be taken as truth without an official confirmation. However, given the fact that both Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story have been given American releases, the last Operation Rainfall title may not be too far behind. Pandora’s Tower is being released in Europe for Wii this week. Are we close to an official announcement from Nintendo of America?

Source: NinTemple (via Nintendo World Report)

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