The Pokémon Company International has confirmed a release date for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch.
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.”
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.
The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colourfully revitalised 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.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 19th November 2021.