Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 (ポケットモンスター ブラック2&ホワイト2 Poketto Monsutā Burakku Tsū & Howaito Tsū?, "Pocket Monsters: Black 2 & White 2") are sequels to Pokémon Black and White, released in Japan for the Nintendo DS on June 23, 2012, with early October releases in North America, Europe, and Australia. They are the first direct sequels in the franchise and the final games in the main series to be released for Nintendo DS. 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 (ブラックキュレム Burakku Kyuremu?) and White Kyurem (ホワイトキュレム Howaito Kyuremu?).