Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black 2 & White 2.

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Old September 27th, 2012 (6:04 PM). Edited September 28th, 2012 by (Duzzy<3).
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    I happened to come across this on 4chan's video game board. From what op said, he got it from GameStop a bit early since he's employee there.

    That said, I just thought I'd share this little discovery.

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    There was also another image he took which confirmed the female protagonists name as "Rosa"

    EDIT: managed to find the other image he posted.

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    It is highly unlikely. That is probably just a display case for presales. No employee at a gamestop will get it this early.
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      agree on the above statement. i believe this is just a showcase and if he was to get that game for himself before it's official release, wouldn't this raise questions such as "How come that guy got the game WAY before it's out"?
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      Old September 27th, 2012 (6:55 PM).
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      Depending on how willing they are to break the rules at the store, it is not uncommon to get a popular game like this up to two weeks early. They probably let the store employee have the game early, and then they'll pay for it on the release date (I've heard of this happening before).
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      Quite a few stores would already have the game in-stock, and it's not uncommon for employees to get games early.
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      Old September 27th, 2012 (7:27 PM).
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        If the Employee has Pre-ordered and completely paid it off, they can actually take the games out of the inventory for themselves. They just have to actually sell it when the release day happens. But this only works for games they actually bought.

        They can also borrow their own game merchandise to play at anytime. I ended up buying a DS game that the manager at the one I usually go to forgot to reset so I got to play from his save file on that game before I reset it for my own playthrough XD

        We also have had our copies of B2/W2 in store for a week now. I just can't do what gamestop does since I work at Toys R Us.

        Also the display cases all have RP as the Game rating. Even when we know what the rating is. Since his says E good odds its legit.
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        Old September 27th, 2012 (8:02 PM).
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        I had an online friend that worked at a Gamestop that did a livestream of him playing Black early, so this is more than likely true.
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          Man! I prepaid for it. Wish i could get it before release day. Id think they would get it before release day so they can set it up and such
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          It's been awhile, but if I remember right I pre-ordered Colosseum off Amazon(which is the only game I have ever pre-ordered) and it came in a week before the release date. Which surprised me, if not a week then three days. Yeah I wouldn't be surprised, I have known a couple guys working for Gamestop over the years that have had them available before the official release date.
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            It's been awhile, but if I remember right I pre-ordered Colosseum off Amazon(which is the only game I have ever pre-ordered) and it came in a week before the release date. Which surprised me, if not a week then three days. Yeah I wouldn't be surprised, I have known a couple guys working for Gamestop over the years that have had them available before the official release date.

            I dont know anyone from Gamestop :\. Should put in working there
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              http://www.hectormadrigal.com/2012/09/21/english-pokemon-black-2-and-white-2/

              This has a few updates, sounds like the same time of post as the 4-Chan one. But, Kyouhei is now Nate and Banjirou is Benga.
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                It seems these games might be region free after all.

                There is a reappearance of the "O" region.
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                  It seems these games might be region free after all.

                  There is a reappearance of the "O" region.
                  If you are refering to region lock, they are locked. If not can you elaborate on what you mean?
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                  Old September 30th, 2012 (10:00 AM). Edited September 30th, 2012 by Silent Storm.
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                    If you are refering to region lock, they are locked. If not can you elaborate on what you mean?
                    I do mean region lock.

                    English Black & White 1 games had a region code of TWL-IRBO and TWL-IRAO across all international versions except for the Japanese and Korean games, and both my NA imports of Black & White worked fine on my European DSi and 3DS Console.

                    I've seen an NA copy of White 2 have the region code TWL-IRDO. If this was region locked, then the ID number would likely have the letter E (for American copies) or P (for European copies) replacing the letter O. As so far this has remain consistent, then I think it's likely that they handled distribution the same as in Black & White 1, meaning it's probably region free and will work on atleast European DSi and 3DS consoles, regardless of where it was purchased. I had both an EUR and USA copy of Black and they were identical, bit-for-bit, had the same game ID on the box and even had NoA and NoE's name appear in the credits.

                    Japanese (and I assume Korean) copies will always be region locked though. They have their distinctive region codes (J for Japan and K for Korean).

                    I assume Black 2's English ID is TWL-IREO. This will likely be the same across all regions.
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                      Now it is crystal clear for the community members, this was well explained, but I am not quite sure about whether its same for every region.
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                        Now it is crystal clear for the community members, this was well explained, but I am not quite sure about whether its same for every region.
                        If this was directed at me, then I believe this is just an exception for the mainline Pokemon games (atleast for the DS). As of right now, all mainline Pokemon games have been region free (for international games atleast), and I didn't see them changing this with Black & White 2, they might change this with the 3DS games but there is nothing to worry about (for now).

                        Also, I read here that German Pokemon games worked on other nation DSi and 3DS consoles.

                        If not, then ignore this.
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                          I do mean region lock.

                          English Black & White 1 games had a region code of TWL-IRBO and TWL-IRAO across all international versions except for the Japanese and Korean games, and both my NA imports of Black & White worked fine on my European DSi and 3DS Console.

                          I've seen an NA copy of White 2 have the region code TWL-IRDO. If this was region locked, then the ID number would likely have the letter E (for American copies) or P (for European copies) replacing the letter O. As so far this has remain consistent, then I think it's likely that they handled distribution the same as in Black & White 1, meaning it's probably region free and will work on atleast European DSi and 3DS consoles, regardless of where it was purchased. I had both an EUR and USA copy of Black and they were identical, bit-for-bit, had the same game ID on the box and even had NoA and NoE's name appear in the credits.

                          Japanese (and I assume Korean) copies will always be region locked though. They have their distinctive region codes (J for Japan and K for Korean).

                          I assume Black 2's English ID is TWL-IREO. This will likely be the same across all regions.
                          As far as I know they are region locked. Some members have japanese copies and can't play them on american dsi series. I think they said they were region locked in the interview too. I'd have to dig around.
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                          Old September 30th, 2012 (10:46 AM). Edited October 17th, 2012 by Silent Storm.
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                            As far as I know they are region locked. Some members have japanese copies and can't play them on american dsi series. I think they said they were region locked in the interview too. I'd have to dig around.
                            Yes, and as I said in my second post, the Japanese copies of BW1 (and probably Korean games) and BW2 are region locked. This was mentioned on Siliconera for BW1 and Play Asia confirmed that they are region locked for both series, I am not disputing that.

                            My main focus are on the international versions, so America, Europe and Australia. With BW1, those games were region free on DSi and 3DS consoles (and I can confirm that with 100% certainty), and based on what I've seen, it's likely these games will also be region free as they have the same region code as BW1. : |

                            That is what I'm trying to say here.
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