Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Officially Announced for Nintendo Switch

During the Pokémon Presents livestream, GameFreak has announced Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, a remake for Pokémon Diamond & Pearl which was released back in Nintendo DS era.

In contrast to the previous remakes, these games will be developed by Ilca, inc., the studio behind Pokémon Home and will be co-directed by GameFreak’s Junichi Masuda

Here’s the information shared on Nintendo website:

Revisit the Sinnoh region and the story of the Pokémon Diamond / Pearl Version game

Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond Version / Pearl Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system!

Adventures in the Pokémon Shining Pearl game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Palkia.

Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Diamond Version / Pearl Version game. Players of the original games can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes, while first time players can enjoy plenty of fun encounters and surprises that the Sinnoh region has to offer. The original story and the scale of the Sinnoh region’s towns and routes have been faithfully reproduced. This remake has also been revitalized with some of the player-friendly features of modern Pokémon games and up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.

Whether you played Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Revisit the Sinnoh region from the original Pokémon™ Diamond & Pearl
  • The Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl game brings a fresh take and enhanced features to this remade classic
  • A reimagined adventure, now for the Nintendo Switch™system
  • Set off to try to become the Champion of the Sinnoh region’s Pokémon League

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be releasing on Nintendo Switch later this year.