Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl announced, coming to Switch later this year

By Stephany Nunneley
26 February 2021 15:39 GMT

The Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes have been revealed for Nintendo Switch.

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The game takes place in the Sinnoh region, will feature recreated versions of the Diamond and Pearl story.

ILCA Inc. who made Pokemon Home and worked on Nier Automata, Code Vein, Dragon Quest 11, and Crimson Shroud among others developed the games.

The original games have been faithfully reproduced for Switch, and the sense of the scale of the towns and routes has been carefully preserved.

If you played the original games, you will recognize many familiar places in the updated game, You can also expect “easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences” introduced in recent Pokemon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal battle scenes.

Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner before setting off on their journey. Along the way, you will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokemon Dialga in Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokemon Palkia in Shining Pearl.   

Both will release simultaneously in late 2021.

 

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