Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are set to release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021 (see on Amazon, and amazon United Kingdom, or consult the Double pack, which includes both versions). These are 3D remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, a pair of games originally released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. The two upcoming remakes are available for pre-order now.
Pokemon Double Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl Pack
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Double Brilliant Pearl Pack
Can’t decide which version to get? Why not have both? This double pack gives you two games for the price of … well, two.
Pre-order Shiny Diamond Pokemon
Pre-order Pokemon Shining Pearl
What is Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl?
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl take players back to the Sinnoh region, where you’ll go on an adventure while collecting, evolving, and battling Pokémon along the way. The Pokemon Company says these are faithful remakes, preserving the towns and roads found in the originals. However, the games will also include some quality of life improvements found in more recent games in the series.
And for those who need a refresher, the starting Pokémon are Chimchar, Turtwig, and Piplup. Brilliant Diamon’s Legendary Pokémon is Dialga, while Shining Pearl’s is Palkia.
In IGN’s Pokemon Diamond and Pearl review in 2006, the game was rated 8.5, thanks to its “strategic depth and incredibly rewarding gameplay.”
No pre-order bonus
As of yet, no pre-order bonuses have been announced for the latest round of Pokemon remakes. If that changes, we’ll remove the information here.
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