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Gotta Catch 'Em All? Victini Awaits Early Pokemon Black & White Purchasers

Posted by: Peter Skeritt at 2/3/2011 1:47 PM
With the release of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White about a month away, anticipation for these latest versions of Nintendo's popular pocket monsters is reaching fever pitch. Nintendo has raised the stakes for consumers who have been on the fence about buying the game (or games) early with the announcement of Victini.

Victini is termed as the Victory Pokemon, and apparently with good reason. Victini is a hybrid Pokemon with both Psychic and Fire abilities, which is a first for any of the creatures in the long-running series. Victini's Victory Star ability will increase the Accuracy stat for all Pokemon in battle, and that will likely prove to be a big asset for budding Pokemon trainers. In addition, Pokemon lore suggests that Victini is a source of unlimited energy; the press release is vague about how this will help players, but this only adds to the anticipation. 

Consumers who buy Pokemon Black and/or Pokemon White between March 6th and April 10th will get access to a limited Liberty Pass, which will be available via the NIntendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Once activated, Victini will be fair game to be caught and trained within the game. 

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White will be released into the wild on Sunday, March 6th. In the meantime, the full press release is after the jump. 


Early Purchasers of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version to be Rewarded with Exciting Victini Distribution

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are giving Pokémon fans yet another reason to get revved up for the March 6 launch of the Pokémon Black Version andPokémon White Version video games for the Nintendo DS family of systems. Consumers who purchase either of the new games between launch and April 10 will be able to receive a special Liberty Pass via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required), which will enable them to catch the never-before-seen Mythical Pokémon Victini.

Victini – the Victory Pokémon – is the first Pokémon that’s Psychic- and Fire-type and cannot be obtained through normal game play. It is said that Victini creates an unlimited supply of energy, which it shares with others. This energy source may be the secret to how it brings about victories. Victini’s unique and exclusive Victory Star ability not only increases its own accuracy in battle, but also boosts the accuracy of all a player’s Pokémon in battle. Victini is a must-have in any Pokémon battle, and is especially useful in Triple Battles, which debut in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version.

Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version include more than 150 never-before-seen Pokémon that players can catch, train and battle as they progress through the game. Both games are now available for pre-order from major retailers throughout the United States for a suggested retail price of $34.99 each. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details.

For more information about Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, visit http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com.