As Pokémon celebrates its 25th Birthday we are journeying back to the Sinnoh region of generation four with a much-anticipated remake and a brand new game.
President and CEO of the Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara said “Trainers caught their first Pokémon in 1996 and began an adventure that has lasted 25 years. Through eight regions, many different platforms, and countless Pokémon encounters, they have strived to be the very best. We hope that fans of all ages will enjoy creating new memories while exploring the Sinnoh region in these new games.”
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl launched on the DS in 2007. At a recent conference, Nintendo announced that these games will be updated to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for the Nintendo Switch. So far no specific date has been announced but we can expect them to be released worldwide in late 2021.
From the trailer, we can see that whilst the graphics have been updated the remakes retain the same charming art style as their DS counterparts. It also appears that the games will follow a similar storyline to their predecessors.
Pokémon Legends Arceus
Pokémon Legends Arceus takes Pokémon to a whole new level. It aims to infuse the charm of Pokémon with a more open world and RPG experience.
This game (like Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl) will be set in the Sinnoh region, but not the one we know and love. This game is set way back in the past (before the events of Diamond and Pearl) where nature is at the heart of Sinnoh.
What is interesting about this game is that the three starter Pokémon you can choose from are not Sinnoh starters. They are Rowlett from Alola (Pokémon Sun and Moon), Cyndaquil from Johto (Pokémon Gold and Silver), and Oshawott from Unova (Pokémon Black and White). The player will receive one of these Pokémon from a Professor who has travelled to Sinnoh.
Pokémon Legends of Arceus will be released worldwide in early 2022
Words by Orla McAndrew
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