Masuda and Sugimori to meet London fans on launch day

Game director Junichi Masuda and Pokémon designer Ken Sugimori to appear at launch event
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  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Pokémon Black and White's UK launch on March 4th will be marked by a special event at GAME's Oxford Street store, where fans will have the opportunity to meet Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori.

Junichi Masuda

According to GAME's Facebook page, the event will take place between 9 and 10 am. Masuda and Sugimori, both of whom were senior members of the team working on Pokémon Black and White, will be at the store to greet fans and sign copies of the new games.

In the same announcement, it was mentioned that fans will be able to sample the new games at a range of GAME stores around the UK, between March 4th and 6th.

Junichi Masuda originally worked on the Pokémon series of games as a composer, and was the sole artist responsible for the music of Pokémon Red and Green. Since Generation II, he has also been the director of the main series of games.

Ken Sugimori was the main figure responsible for Pokémon and character design in the early games, and remains an important part of the current Pokémon design team. The mascots of Black and White, Reshiram and Zekrom, were designed by him, it was recently revealed.

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