The Pokémon Company International has revealed Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will release on Nintendo Switch, news shared in today’s Pokémon Presents presentation.
The remakes are developed by ILCA, with ILCA’s Yuichi Ueda and Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda directing the project, fans are promised the chance “to experience the original story and game features from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a fresh way.”
The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colourfully 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 Pokémon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.
Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide in late 2021.