Prepare to experience two Nintendo DS era Pokemon games in a new way, as The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl — two new versions of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl that were released for the DS in 2006 and are coming to Nintendo Switch some time in late 2021!
Check out the announcement trailer for both games below.
Here’s the overview for the newly created versions of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.
Developed by ILCA, Inc., and directed by Junichi Masuda (Game Freak) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA), Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl enable fans to experience the original story and game features from Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl in a fresh way.
The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch. The sense of scale of the towns and routes has been carefully preserved, and fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. These games are updated with the easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences introduced in recent Pokemon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pokemon battle scenes.
Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pokemon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokemon Dialga in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokemon Palkia in Pokemon Shining Pearl.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl will be release for Nintendo Switch some time in 2021.