Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus announced

Pok?mon trainers… are you ready to catch ’em all again?  During today’s Pok?mon Presents event, The Pok?mon Company and Nintendo officially revealed the next set of mainline Pok?mon remakes: Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl (based on the Nintendo DS titles), along with a new Pok?mon Legends title as well as an update on the upcoming Pok?mon Snap… phew, that’s a lot of Pok?mon.

They are all coming to the Nintendo Switch obviously, with Snap queued up for April 30th, 2021, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in late 2021 and Pok?mon Legends: Arceus in early 2022.

Check out the announcement trailers and plenty of details for the games and the ongoing Pok?mon 25th Anniversary Celebration In-Game events for Pok?mon: Sword, Shield and Pok?mon GO.

Return to the Sinnoh region in Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl!:

Return to the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl!

Pok?mon Legends Arceus: A familiar region. A new story.

Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl screens:

Today, during a Pok?mon Presents video presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara?president and CEO of The Pok?mon Company?announced the new Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond, Pok?mon Shining Pearl, and Pok?mon Legends: Arceus?video games coming to the blockbuster series that spans 25 years. Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl will launch in late 2021, and Pok?mon Legends: Arceus will launch in early 2022. All three games will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system.

In 2006, Trainers were introduced to the Sinnoh region with the release of the Pok?mon Diamond and Pok?mon Pearl games on the Nintendo DS system. Players can once again visit the Sinnoh region in Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl, which are faithful remakes of two iconic Pok?mon games. Pok?mon Legends: Arceus will introduce fans to the Sinnoh region of old?before the existence of Pok?mon Trainers and Pok?mon Leagues. It?s in this long-gone era that players will embark on an entirely new adventure to create the region?s first Pok?dex.

?Trainers caught their first Pok?mon in 1996 and began an adventure that has lasted 25 years. Through eight regions, many different platforms, and countless Pok?mon 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.?

More details about the highly anticipated New Pok?mon Snap game were also shared in the video presentation, in addition to information about special in-game events taking place in celebration of Pok?mon?s 25th anniversary.

Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl
Developed by ILCA, Inc., and directed by Junichi Masuda (GAME FREAK) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA), Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl enable fans to experience the original story and game features from Pok?mon Diamond and Pok?mon Pearl in a fresh way. The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch. The sense of scale of the towns and routes has been carefully preserved, and fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. These games are updated with the easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences introduced in recent Pok?mon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pok?mon battle scenes.

Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pok?mon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pok?mon Dialga in Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pok?mon Palkia in Pok?mon Shining Pearl.

For more information about Pok?mon Brilliant Diamond and Pok?mon Shining Pearl, please visit https://diamondpearl.pokemon.com/en-us/.

Pok?mon Legends: Arceus
The fun of exploring while catching Pok?mon and filling in a Pok?dex has always been a core part of the Pok?mon video game series. Pok?mon Legends: Arceus was developed with the desire to deliver an experience infused with new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far, while honoring the core gameplay of past Pok?mon titles.

As Trainers explore the natural expanses in Pok?mon Legends: Arceus, they?ll encounter Pok?mon that call these grand vistas home. To catch wild Pok?mon, players can study the Pok?mon?s behaviors, sneak up to them, then throw Pok? Balls. Players can also battle wild Pok?mon with their ally Pok?mon. By throwing the Pok? Ball holding their ally Pok?mon near a wild Pok?mon, players will seamlessly enter battle. This new gameplay angle is intended to provide Trainers with an immersive experience.

Pok?mon Legends: Arceus brings Trainers to the vast Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the setting for Pok?mon Diamond and Pok?mon Pearl was established. Rich in nature and with Mount Coronet towering at its heart, this is a Sinnoh unlike anything Trainers have experienced before as they embark to create the region?s first Pok?dex.

As they start off on their adventure, Trainers will be able to choose either Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as their first partner Pok?mon. These three Pok?mon arrived with a Pok?mon Professor, who encountered them on research excursions to various regions.

For more information about Pok?mon Legends: Arceus, please visit https://legends.pokemon.com/en-us/.

New Pok?mon Snap
New Pok?mon Snap is a previously announced video game in which players will take on the role of a budding Pok?mon photographer in the Lental region. There they will work with Professor Mirror, the region?s expert, on an ecological survey to photograph Pok?mon thriving in nature. The game will be available on April 30, 2021, on the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

Wild Pok?mon thrive on the islands of the Lental region, where environments can differ greatly, making for a variety of habitats where different Pok?mon expressions and behaviors can be observed. Players will be able to get their attention by playing a melody or throwing fluffruit. They?ll also be able to use an Illumina orb (an invention of Professor Mirror?s) on Pok?mon to witness something out of the ordinary. They can even use their camera to run scans, which can help them find hidden Pok?mon or inspect their surroundings. As players keep researching a course, their research level there will increase, and they may discover Pok?mon acting in different ways. Trainers may even encounter Legendary Pok?mon or Mythical Pok?mon.

A photo?s score will be based on the subjects? poses, how large they appear, how directly they?re facing the camera, and where they fall in frame. Each photo will get one to four stars, indicating how common or rare the behavior displayed is. Players will have to take many photos to fill out their Photodex, which is their collection of Pok?mon photographs.

Photos taken while conducting research can also be saved to a personal album, which is separate from the Photodex. When a course is completed, players can use the re-snap function to adjust the brightness, blur, zoom, and other aspects of their recently snapped photos. After photos are saved to the personal album, a photo-editing mode will enable players to customize their photos with stickers, frames, and filters.

New Pok?mon Snap also has several online features that enable players to share photos and compete with others around the world through ranking systems.1

For more information about New Pok?mon Snap, please visit https://newpokemonsnap.pokemon.com/en-us/.

Pok?mon 25th Anniversary Celebration In-Game Events
Several events celebrating 25 years of Pok?mon will take place in current, popular games across the franchise. Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and even Mewtwo are appearing in Legendary Raid Battles as part of a Kanto-region-themed celebration event in Pok?mon GO. In the Pok?mon Sword and Pok?mon Shield video games, a special Max Raid Battle event featuring Gigantamax Pikachu is under way. In Pok?mon Masters EX from February 25 to March 17, Galar region Champion Leon and his partner Pok?mon Charizard are making an appearance. And players who log in to the Pok?mon Caf? Mix game February 25 through February 28 will receive 2,500 golden acorns during a special promotion.

For more information about the Pok?mon 25th anniversary celebration, please visit https://pokemon.com/25.