Trailer Shows Remake Of Pokémon Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Pokémon’s Japanese YouTube account has released a trailer of the upcoming CG remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back. The video gives a glimpse of the new style that the remake has. Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will be released in Japan in July.

The Japanese-language trailer shows short scenes from the film, mainly those where Pokémon are visible. Human characters are less featured. The cutscene begins with Mew shooting out of a pool of water and flying toward a mountain. The lab where the Pokémon are cloned can be seen next. The final scenes seem to take place in the arena where the Pokémon eventually battle each other.

The film was announced last New Year’s Eve with a short teaser on YouTube. A tweet from the official pokemon account indicates that international details about the film will be released soon. Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will be released in Japan on July 12. According to IMDB, the film will be released on November 17 in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Nothing is known about a release in the Benelux yet.

Mewtwo Strikes Back was the first Pokémon movie and came out in 1998. Mewtwo finds out in the film that he has been cloned for use as a weapon and therefore wants to take revenge. He invites several Pokémon trainers to an island to battle the best trainer in the world. When the trainers find out it’s a ruse, they try to stop his plans.

It’s not the only Pokémon movie coming out this year. Pokémon Detective Pikachu will also be released in May. That’s a new storyline movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu. That film combines live-action elements with CG images. A new trailer for that film was also released this week.