Pokémon Fans: Look Forward To A Lot of Mewtwo In Your Future

The purple pocket monster is popping up in all manner of Pokémon releases this year and as a free downloadable character for Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon Black Version.

For you Pokémon fans out there who need a heavy hitter in your lineup, Ninetendo is running what they're calling a "character distribution event" February 12th where you can download Mewtwo into your Pokémon White Version and Pokémon Black Version DS game. It's all part of a full couple of months where the character is coming back in a big way with a new card for the trading game, an appearance in the next movie, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, and I'd imagine a lucrative string of speaking engagements across the country.

He'd speak to you in your mind, because he's psychic, see.

The character makes his return in the Black & White-Next Destinies collectible card game.

Here's the official line on Mewtwo from Nintendo:

Pokémon™ fans can get into the heads of their opponents when the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo returns with its psychic powers in a special Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version video game character distribution event via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection service. For a limited time starting February 12th, Pokémon video game players with wireless broadband Internet access can receive what is arguably one of the most powerful and popular Pokémon of all time!

Mewtwo, a historically elusive Psychic-type Pokémon, has had a deep connection with fans since its debut in the franchise's first video games - Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version. Its prominent appearance in these titles, as well as in the first Pokémon TCG expansion and the first Pokémon movie, has cemented its special position in the hearts and minds of Pokémon fans across the globe. Created by cloning the Mythical Pokémon Mew, Mewtwo's origin has always been shrouded in mystery. The secrecy continues, as more details surrounding this special Mewtwo character distribution, including its powerful move set, will be revealed early next month.

To get this purple menace in your Black Version/White Version lineups, you'll need your DS, WiFi, a copy of one either game (obviously) and no more than 11 Wonder Cards in your possession. Fit those requirements and voila, you've got a classic psychic Pokémon in your roster.

Don't forget, that download event begins February 12th. For more information, head on over to http://www.pokemon.com/us/ex/mewtwo.

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