Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl announced for late 2021

Well, it finally happened. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are being remade for the Switch, now titled Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Announced during today’s Pokémon Presents, the remakes are being worked on ILCA, a developer that has previously worked on the series through Pokémon Home.

Despite switching to fully 3D visuals, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are still staying faithful to the original games. The overworld areas are reminiscent of classic Pokémon, even making use of chibi character models outside of battle.

It’s a noticeable departure from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Let’s Go, Pikachu!, games that weren’t afraid to change things like the visual style and certain gameplay mechanics from their source material.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are both set to release worldwide in late 2021. There’s no news on any potential Limited Editions or pre-order bonuses, but more news should arrive closer to launch.

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