Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have shared a five-minute overview trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, which are out on Nintendo Switch this week.
The remakes have been developed by ILCA – with ILCA’s Yuichi Ueda and Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda directing the project – promising fans 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 the 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.