07 Mar '11, 1am

15 years and going strong: 2 new Pokemon games ('Black' and 'White') have been released

15 years and going strong: 2 new Pokemon games ('Black' and 'White') have been released

In this product image provided by Nintendo, the new Pokemon video game for the handheld Nintendo DS is displayed. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK - THE vast Pokemon empire is about to get even bigger with Sunday's launch of two new video games for the handheld Nintendo DS simply called Pokemon Black Version and Pokemon White Version. Among a certain demographic, the fierce little 'pocket monsters' generate the type of obsessive fandom reserved for the biggest entertainment icons. The 'Pokemon' video games center on catching, battling and trading the hundreds of colorful characters. As usual, the two new games, which sell for US$35 (S$44) each, are slightly different so that players can buy one and trade Pokemon characters with others to strive toward collecting them all. The new games add more than 150 creatures to bring the total to more than 640, ranging from the purple cat creatu...

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