Pokémon has recently announced its newest video games, the Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus, an open-world RPG, brings Trainers to the enormous Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl was established. As they start on their adventure, Trainers will be able to choose either Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as their first partner Pokémon. Watch the trailer below.
On the other hand, in 2006, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl’s games were released on the Nintendo DS system. Through these, Trainers were introduced to the Sinnoh region. Now, players can once again visit the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, which are the remakes of two iconic Pokémon games. Meanwhile, Pokémon Legends: Arceus will introduce fans to the Sinnoh region of old—before Pokémon Trainers and Pokémon Leagues’ existence.
“Trainers caught their first Pokémon in 1996 and began an adventure that has lasted 25 years. Through eight regions, many different platforms, and countless Pokémon encounters, they have strived to be the very best,” said Mr. Ishihara. “We hope that fans of all ages will enjoy creating new memories while exploring the Sinnoh region in these new games.”
The Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are developed by ILCA, Inc. and directed by Junichi Masuda (GAME FREAK) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA). These games enable fans to experience the original story and game features from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a fresher way. The original games were faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch. These games showcase a sense of balance of the towns and routes that have been preserved. Thus, fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. According to Pokemon, these games are updated with easy-to-understand and player-friendly conveniences.
Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Further, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.
The Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be launching in late 2021, while the Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch in early 2022. All three games will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.