The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced the launch dates for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, for the Nintendo Switch systems.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which were released on the Nintendo DS system in 2006. The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and various game functions have been colorfully revitalized. Trainers can expect an adventure through the Sinnoh region that feels both nostalgic and fresh. Trainers will be able to discover the mysterious connection between Dialga or Palkia and the Sinnoh region during their adventures.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will launch on November 19, 2021.
In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Pokémon series takes a bold new direction, fusing action with RPG elements. The game takes place in the Sinnoh region of the past, long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. Players will set out to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex by catching, surveying, and researching the wild Pokémon that live there.?
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch on January 28, 2022.
The Pokémon Company also announced an update to Pokémon Home, which will introduce the Catch Calendar. This feature enables users to view their Pokémon arranged by the dates on which they caught them. Trainers can use this feature to relive memories from their adventures—such as the day they first caught a certain Pokémon or the day of an event or other occasion when they received a Pokémon as a gift.
This update also introduces the ability to view Pokémon registered to the Pokédex in Pokémon HOME from different angles, such as above or behind. Trainers can try this out to get a better look at their Pokémon.