Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl the next Pokemon game will be released on November 19th for Nintendo Switch. The 4th-Gen remake, which was first revealed in February, allows both old and new fans to return to set off on a new adventure with Tertwig, Chimchar, or Piplup in the Sinnoh region. In a Pokemon Presents Stream on August 18, the Pokemon Company showed out more of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, including the return of gameplay elements like Pokemon contests, secret bases, costume customization, and Pokemon who follow you around.
Physical preorders for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, including a Double Pack with both editions is now available at Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers.
You’ll receive cuddly keychains for all three Sinnoh starting Pokemon: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup when you preorder the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack ($120) at Pokemon Center. Target is also giving out a unique Pokemon-themed diary as a bonus for preordering the Double Pack. We wouldn’t be shocked if more retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses were available as the game approaches its release date. Almost every major store offered a special preorder bonus for Sword and Shield.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond:
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond is now available for Preorder for 60$. E-Shop listing doesn’t yet accept preorders.
Pokemon Shining Pearl:
Pokemon Shining Pearl is now available for Preorder for 60$. E-Shop listing don’t yet accept preorders.
Those who want to purchase both versions of the game will be allowed to do so as usual without any discount. The Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s Double Pack is available for preorder for 120$, but it does not appear to have any extra goodies (the Sword and Shield’s came with a pair of in-game Dynamax Crystals).
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are being developed by Ilca, the same company that worked on Pokemon Home. However, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda, who directed the original games, will co-direct the remakes with Ilca’s Yuichi Ueda.
The Pokemon trainers in the Gen 4 remakes feature an attractive chibi visual style with squat characters, yet in combat, they will emerge in a more properly proportioned form. The traditional top-down viewpoint is likewise retained by Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
These are “faithful remakes” of the 2007 games, according to Nintendo, and “the sense of scale of the original games’ towns and routes has been carefully preserved.” Instead of totally updating Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, the development team is leaning into nostalgia and staying far closer to the original look and feel of the Gen 4 titles.