Before the beginning of 2021, many can recall the cries to Nintendo & The Pokémon Company for a return to the beloved entries of the Sinnoh Region. In that, fans believed that the firms purposefully held back any potential remakes for the classic Nintendo DS titles – Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl – as Generations 1 – 3 received remakes already. Even the inaugural release welcomed a complete reboot in 2018 for Nintendo Switch.
But in February earlier this year, The Pokémon Company finally answered to the fans’ wishes. The firm did that by announcing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl. The games will stand to be a complete remake of the original titles and expanding further to complement the new age Nintendo Switch for when it arrives.
Slated for fall 2021, The Pokémon Company in a new announcement on Wednesday shared that both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl are to ship in November. The company also spares the box art for each version and the two-game bundle which you can view below:
“The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and the sense of scale in the originals’ towns and routes has been carefully preserved,” one overview reads on the updated page. “People who played Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes once more. For those setting out through Sinnoh for the first time, plenty of new encounters and surprises await.
“These remakes include easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences of the modern Pokémon series, plus up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes. Whether you played Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Legends Arceus back in February as well. The title is a spin-off set in the shared Sinnoh Region, but, it takes place during the feudal era of the start for the Pokédex in that territory. The Pokémon Company also announced that Pokémon Legends Arceus is to arrive on January. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited that both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl finally have a release date?
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl arrives on November 19, 2021 for Nintendo Switch.