The lights are on
[Update 2]: Nintendo U.S. now says the games are coming this fall.
[Update]: The game has been confirmed for release in North America.
[Original Story] Game Freak's Junichi Masuda announced new Pokemon titles this morning during a Japanese Pokemon television series called Pokemon Smash.
Instead of going in the direction most assumed with Pokemon Gray, Masuda announced Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2. Another surprising part of the announcement is that the games will be releasing for DS, as opposed to the 3DS. Next week Masuda teased that he would reveal the names of the legendary Pokemon that will be featured in the games.
Pokemon Black And White 2 will be releasing in Japan in June. No word on the stateside release, or even a true confirmation that they will come out here, but it's a pretty safe bet that we will see localized versions shortly after they release in Japan.
You can check out the teaser site here, but you won't get very much information from it, unless you speak Japanese.
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Whoa that's awesome! The new mascot pokemon are just a mix of the Tao trio though. But I'm still pumped!