Pokemon Black / White Version 2 is an RPG with adventure elements, released exclusively for the Nintendo DS.
Developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo, it was released in Japan on June 23, 2012, on October 7 in the US, and October 12 in Europe.
The region has drastically changed from the original game, with new locations that the player can explore.
Through the protagonist's travels they fight battles with Pokemon, building their strength, challenge Pokemon Gym Leaders and eventually the Elite Four.
This is likely so that games can use the same maps and graphics, and to appeal to a wider audience.
There are an enormous, unprecedented number of Pokemon to capture and train.
It's all wrapped in a package which still closely resembles the very first installment in the franchise - but Pokemon Black and White 2 picks up two years after its the original Black and White.
There's a new order to the locales you'll visit; a better order, as it turns out, as Black and White 2 has the - for lack of a better word - smoothest campaign yet.
There's a great progression to the journey, and even the typically punishing Elite Four Pokemon trainers you'll encounter don't present too much of a grind-inducing difficulty spike.