The leaks for the new issue of CoroCoro just came out. Apparently, Tornadus, Landorus and Thundurus get new forms. This was kind of out of left field, but I'm okay with it. I actually like Tornadus' new bird form the most. I think you capture them through the Pokemon AR Searcher game and download them to BW2. There's also Pokewood, where you apparently make movies. That sounds ridiculously awesome. It has to be at least more interesting than Musicals. Those were so dull.
Cheren is a Normal type Gym Leader and Bianca gives you your first Pokemon as a favor for Juniper. Cheren being a Gym Leader doesn't surprise me, although I would have figured that he would be a mixed type team like Blue in HG/SS. I think he has a Patrat in one of the images from the game, so he might be one of the first few Gym Leaders. His design is okay, but it feels weird to not see Cheren wear glasses or that blue coat. I love that Bianca gives out the starter Pokemon. She was such a fun character in the original games and I'm glad that we get to see her from the start. I like her new design, although I feel like I've seen another character with a similar design. Maybe it's the glasses.
There's also a place where older Gym Leaders and Champions battle and from the looks of the scans, it's in a tournament style. When I heard about older Gym Leaders returning, I thought that it wasn't true just because I couldn't picture them being able to include that many Gym Leaders and Champions, but I guess I was wrong. There's probably only a small amount of returning characters for that tournament, but that's still really cool. It definitely looks like something for the post-storyline content.
I knew that the anime would be affected by these games, but I wasn't expecting them to change the title to Best Wishes 2. It's only a continuation rather than a new series, but I still didn't see that coming. Seeing Riolu so close to Ash almost makes me think that he'll catch it, which would make me instantly happy and yet conflicted at the same time due to how little screentime most of his Pokemon get and that one of the main flaws of the series, in my opinion, is the amount of Pokemon he has captured. But I'd focus more on the happiness if he did get a Riolu.