Dur­ing today’s Poké­mon Presents stream, The Poké­mon Com­pa­ny announced the Nin­ten­do Switch would be receiv­ing remakes of Poké­mon Dia­mond and Pearl lat­er this year. The remakes are titled Bril­liant Dia­mond and Shin­ing Pearl, and they look far more faith­ful to the orig­i­nal DS games than pre­vi­ous Poké­mon remakes have been.

Bril­liant Dia­mond and Shin­ing Pearl are not being devel­oped by Game Freak, which has been han­dling remakes in the past. Instead, a com­pa­ny that worked on Poké­mon Home, Ilca, will be tak­ing care of these remakes. Ilca’s Yuichi Ueda and Game Freak’s Junichi Masu­da — who direct­ed the orig­i­nal game — will be direct­ing the remakes.

Both of the remakes retain the orig­i­nal titles’ art style, with squat char­ac­ters and build­ings, rem­i­nis­cent of the orig­i­nal DS games. How­ev­er, dur­ing bat­tles, char­ac­ters are more real­is­ti­cal­ly pro­por­tioned. Accord­ing to the pre­sen­ta­tion, “the sense of scale of the orig­i­nal games’ towns and routes has been care­ful­ly pre­served” in these remakes.

Dia­mond and Pearl are set in the Sin­noh region, where play­ers begin their Poké­mon jour­ney by choos­ing either Chim­char, Piplup, or Turtwig. Bril­liant Dia­mond and Shin­ning Pearl are planned to release simul­ta­ne­ous­ly in late 2021.

Anoth­er new Poké­mon game was announced dur­ing the Poké­mon Presents, along­side these remakes. The Poké­mon Com­pa­ny also showed a brand-new title called Poké­mon Leg­ends: Arceus, which also take place int the Sin­noh region.