Last weekend's big reveal for Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 shocked gamers across the world by bucking the series' traditional remix trend. Virtually all of the details remain cloudy (no doubt lined up for a drip feed to keep fans in a constant state of arousal), but today, Nintendo of America has announced that the new games will reach North America and Europe in Autumn 2012 for the Nintendo DS.
A fall release adds to the pile of "Reasons Generation Five Might Actually Be Different" alongside eschewing the yearly spring dates the series has used since Diamond and Pearl, the more in-depth story present in Black and White, and the loss of a third "remix" title for each generation. It seems like Nintendo and Game Freak will keep their promise to revitalize the series and make some drastic changes to an exhausted formula.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on the details on Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 as they arrive out this year.