Nintendo offers chance to play Pokémon Black Version, White Version before release
The next two titles in the popular Pokémon video games series for the Nintendo DS don't hit shelves until March 6, but you can get hands-on with the games this weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday (February 11 and 12), Nintendo Canada is giving gamers a chance to play Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version at the Grand Court Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.
Pikachu, the most recognizable of the Pokémon, will be at the event to greet fans.
The event runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and in addition to the gaming, there will also be other free family activities including colouring stations, face painting, and Pokémon-inspired giveaways.
Each game has different characters, including never-before-seen Pokémon, a Japanese contraction of "Pocket Monsters".
Starring in Pokémon Black Version is Reshiram, a Vast White Pokémon dragon that can engulf its surroundings in flames. In Pokémon White Version is Zekrom, a Deep Black Pokémon dragon that can disappear inside thunderclouds.