For all of you that have been WISHING for remakes for the classic 4th generation of Pokémon games, you can now rejoice as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Version and Pokémon Shining Pearl Version have been announced for the Nintendo Switch system and will be arriving late this year!
Yep! It’s true! Announced in today’s Pokémon Presents video, which is linked below, we got news of the remakes for the classic Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games originally released on the Nintendo DS just a hair over 14 years ago!
I gotta say that these games look amazing!
We’re not sure what all has been preserved from the originals, but it’s clear that there’s still the charm of the original maps, and even the Sinnoh Underground!
I remember spending a lot of the time I did multiplayer stuff in the Sinnoh Underground. It was just so awesome! Setting traps, mining for fossils and gems. All was a good time!
Here’s a description of the games from the official press kit!
Developed by ILCA, Inc., and directed by Junichi Masuda (GAME FREAK) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA), Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl enable fans 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.(Quote directly from the Pokémon Press Site.)
This is all we know at this time, though.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version will release late this year for the Nintendo Switch system!
You can see my full reactions to the whole event below!