The Pokémon Company have announced official launch dates for their upcoming games. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have been confirmed to have a release date of November 19th 2021. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch on January 28th 2022.
That’s still a while away for the remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. Let’s hope they’re given some true love from the developers and can be faithful to the originals. I really enjoyed the Pokémon Let’s Go games. I loved the combination of a classic core Pokémon game mixed with Pokémon GO. What did you think of the Pokémon Let’s Go games?
Check out the press release below:
London, United Kingdom—May 26, 2021—Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, as well as new feature updates for Pokémon HOME. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will launch on November 19, 2021, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch on January 28, 2022. All three games will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which were released on the Nintendo DS system in 2006. Whether or not players have explored the Sinnoh region before, they can look forward to this great adventure, reborn on Nintendo Switch. The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and various game functions have been colorfully revitalized. Trainers can expect an adventure through the Sinnoh region that feels both nostalgic and fresh.
The Pokémon featured in the newly released package designs of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. Trainers will be able to discover the mysterious connection between Dialga or Palkia and the Sinnoh region during their adventures.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Pokémon series takes a bold new direction, fusing action with RPG elements. The game takes place in the Sinnoh region of the past. Long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. As the game’s protagonist, the player will set out to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex by catching, surveying, and researching the wild Pokémon that live there.
The cover art, revealed here for the first time, depicts Mount Coronet towering over the expanse of a bygone Sinnoh region—the setting for the story in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
In a new update, users will be introduced to the Catch Calendar. This feature enables users to view their Pokémon arranged by the dates on which they caught them. Trainers can use this feature to relive memories from their adventures—such as the day they first caught a certain Pokémon or the day of an event or other occasion when they received a Pokémon as a gift.
This update also introduces the ability to view Pokémon registered to the Pokédex in Pokémon HOME from different angles. Such as above or behind. Trainers can try this out to get a better look at their Pokémon.
In light of this news, will you be checking out any of the new Pokémon games when they release? Let us know in the comments below. You can check out the game announcement trailer for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl below.