About Pokemon Black II
Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and distributed by Nintendo for the Nintendo ds. The games are direct sequels to Pokémon Black and White, and were released in Japan in June 2012, with a worldwide release in October later that year. The games were first revealed on the February 26, 2012, episode of the Japanese television program Pokémon Smash!, followed by an international confirmation on the Pokémon official website. The games feature the new Legendary Pokémon identified by Junichi Masuda as Black Kyurem and White Kyurem.
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 background music contains the music of Pokémon Black and White, adds a lot of brand new tracks, and utilizes the arrangements of most tracks from Pokémon Black and White. The official soundtrack of the game titled Nintendo ds Pokémon Black2 · White2 Super Music Complete (Nintendō Dī Esu Poketto Monsutā Burakku Tsū · Howaito Tsū Sūpā Myūjikku Konpurīto) was released in Japan on July 25, 2012. Its disc 4 also includes music from Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Emerald, and Pokémon Platinum, which were not released on original soundtrack cd prior to this.
The game received generally positive reviews from critics upon launch. Famitsu magazine awarded Black 2 and White 2 a point total of 36/40, slightly lower than their perfectly scoring predecessors. The game also received a 9.6/10 on ign, praising the overall changes from the game’s predecessor. As of January 2013, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 have combined sales of 7.81 million copies worldwide.