Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Remake Announced (VIDEO)
As teased by Nintendo over the last few days, several projects encompassing the Pokémon series have now been revealed during the recent Direct presentation. While a large part of the proceedings was dedicated to Pokémon Sword and Shield, the franchise also announced a remake of the classic Mystery Dungeon series called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX.
According to Prima Games, the series first two titles from 2005 (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team) are now getting the Switch treatment just over fourteen years later. Based on the game’s announcement trailer (seen above), the remake appears to keep the human-transformed-into-a-Pokémon premise intact, with the same focus on teamwork and exploring procedurally-generated dungeons from the original.
Alongside the announcement, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX was confirmed to be made available for pre-purchase starting today. In addition, a playable demo is also listed on the game’s Nintendo eShop page, with players’ save data confirmed to be transferrable to the final game when it launches on March 6th. Check out the announcement in the video below alongside an official game description, via Nintendo.
“You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.”
As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team. You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles—but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths and weaknesses! This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in being a Pokémon, there’s a lot of work to do.”
- Wake up in the world of Pokémon and uncover your true purpose
- Dungeon layouts will change each time you enter them, so you’ll likely not have the same adventure twice
- Build a rescue team to explore dungeons and engage in strategic turn-based combat
- Pokémon are available to meet and recruit
- This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX will be released for Nintendo Switch on March 6th.
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