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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes officially revealed

After months of hope and speculation, remakes for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are actually happening.
Remakes for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have been officially announced for a 2021 release.

During the Pokémon Presents showcase marking the franchise’s 25th anniversary, the company revealed Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl — which are remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl released back in 2007 on Nintendo DS.

Weirdly enough, these won’t follow in the Let’s Go series and have a different art style altogether, which emulates a chibi-style and sticks to the top-down perspective.

These remakes are developed by ILCA, who previously worked on Pokémon Home. Junichi Masuda, who spearheaded the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, is directly involved with this new project too. 

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Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are revamped (Picture: Pokemon) 

While the art style looks a little bit rough, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are often overlooked in the series, so this will be a great opportunity to revisit the titles and their respective innovations.

This isn’t the only Pokémon game coming that’s set in the Sinnoh region, with Pokémon Legends Arceus looking like the open-world Pokémon RPG we’ve all been waiting for. 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will release in late 2021 for Nintendo Switch.