Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are set to release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2023 (see at Amazon, and Amazon UK, or see the Double Pack, which includes both versions). These are 3D remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, a pair of games that originally released in 2006 on Nintendo DS. Both upcoming remakes are available for preorder now.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Double Pack
Can’t decide which version to get? Why not get both? This double pack gets you two games for the price of… well, two.
Preorder Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
Preorder Pokemon Shining Pearl
What Is Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl?
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl bring players back to the Sinnoh region, where you’ll go on an adventure while collecting, evolving, and battling Pokemon along the way. The Pokemon Company says these are faithful remakes, preserving the towns and routes 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 reminder, the starter Pokemon are Chimchar, Turtwig, and Piplup. Brilliant Diamon’s Legendary Pokemon is Dialga, while Shining Pearl’s is Palkia.
In IGN’s 2006 Pokemon Diamond and Pearl review the game received an 8.5, thanks to its “strategic depth and gameplay that’s incredibly rewarding.”
No Preorder Bonus
As yet, no preorder bonuses have been announced for the latest round of Pokemon remakes. If that changes, we’ll drop the information here.
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