The announcement that so many have been waiting for has finally happened. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl will be getting their remakes but maybe not in the exact way fans were expecting. During Pokemon Presents, the day before Pokemon’s 25 Year Anniversary, a video showing off the new Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes were confirmed. They are called Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. Now the question becomes, what is the release date for the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl?
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In the video, they confirmed that while the game looked different and was being developed by a company named ILCA, the game would largely remain the same. There are no new mechanics that were shown in terms of the Pokemon Go feature that fans were either excited about or worried about. Instead, everything including the story will remain the same.
The interesting part about this is the art direction they decided to take. As in the original games, the characters will be smaller which brings a nostalgic feel. But they have updated the graphics to look more like Sword and Shields graphics for the Nintendo Switch. This will be a very interesting marriage and one that will likely start some conversations amongst fans.
Lastly, they did reveal that the release date for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl would be in late 2021.
While this is not an exact date, looking at past releases this makes sense. Fans should expect this right before Thanksgiving, meaning early November. Just in time for Holiday shopping.
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