I don't think anybody expected direct sequels. Direct sequels, and for the DS instead of the 3DS.
Still, I've got to admit, those legendaries look pretty cool.
Pokemon fans, don't write these off yet. It may not be what we expected, but who knows? This could be really awesome. Black and White were noteworthy for adding several enhancements to the classic Pokemon formula, so perhaps Black 2 and White 2 will do the same.
That reminds me. I still need to play Black Version...