Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Revealed For Nintendo Switch (VIDEO)
For months, rumors of aPokémon Diamond And Pearl remake have been swirling online, with the most recent speculation surrounding the 25th anniversary of the critter collecting franchise. We’ve seen the series celebrated in a whole handful of ways thus far, but it looks like Nintendo has finally pulled the trigger and revealed the awaited Nintendo DS remakes in the form of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
Revealed in a Pokémon-focused showcase, Game Freak has confirmed the “brilliant” new version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl in an announcement trailer, with the footage featuring quite a few gameplay beats and scenes reminiscent of the original 2006 adventure. As per the title’s website, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will see the familiar Sinnoh region return with a “faithfully reproduced” story, with the same large-scale towns and routes “carefully preserved” for the Nintendo Switch.
This new re-release includes the starters from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl –the grass-type Turtwig, fire-type Chimchar, and water-type Piplup – as well as the time-space warping Legendaries from the original game Dialga and Palkia. As one might expect, a few updates were also teased to be in the remake such as “easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences” from modern games as well as more “up-close-and-personal” battle scenes. However, it’s likely Nintendo will reveal more information ahead of the game’s planned release for later this year.
Dialga is spoken of in legend. Palkia has the ability to distort space.
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 26, 2021
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set to release for Nintendo Switch in late 2021.
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