We finally got the release dates for Pokemon‘s trio of Sinnoh games, with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl being released November 19th, and then we’ve got Pokemon Legends: Arceus coming in January 28th, 2022. The best part about this news is that you can pre-order all of them today and even get a Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl double pack for $120.
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 26, 2021
For those who don’t know, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the DS Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games that came out back in 2006. Players return to the Sinnoh region exploring and reliving what made it great so many years ago in this new remake. Even though Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pear will have the same exact story, they’ll have improved graphics while also keeping the retro style to them, as well as chibi characters being a more faithful remake of the original Diamond and Pearl games. The Pokémon Company says that it has “colorfully revitalized” some of the game’s other functions.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a brand new open-world adventure set in Sinnoh taking place long before the story of Diamond and Pearl. The player will be building the region’s first Pokedex by catching, researching and surveying Pokemon.
That’s not all that was revealed. The Pokemon Company also released the cover art for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The covers themselves are straightforward – he one for Pokémon Shining Pearl shows Palkia with a light streaming from an orb on its left shoulder, while Pokémon Brilliant Diamond features Dialga with a blue light shining from a jewel on its chest. Dialga and Palkia are very highly detailed as you can see the textures in their bodies. You can even notice the details in Dialga’s mouth.