The Pokémon Company has announced released dates for its three major Pokémon titles–the remakes for Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be launching on November 19th, while Pokémon Legends: Arceus will follow the next year on January 28th, 2022.
The original Diamond and Pearl were released back in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, and the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes have an updated art style and quality-of-life changes. Both Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released images of the box art.
Also look forward to a double pack featuring both games to be released on the same day! pic.twitter.com/cR0dMFoAW5— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 26, 2021
Nintendo has stated that the remakes will be faithful to the originals–and aside from the visual updates–it looks to be true. Some fans were wishing to see a bigger change as far as updates went, and one ever reimagined it with new visuals.
Legends: Arceus is a new Pokémon title set in the Sinnoh region, long before the time of Diamond and Pearl. You’ll be building the region’s first Pokedex by surveying, reaching, and catching Pokémon. There is no mention of of battling Pokémon, suggesting this won’t be like the previous RPG titles in the series.
Nintendo also announced a couple of updates to Pokémon Home. A new Catch Calendar feature allows you to sort your collection by the dates you caught them. It will also let you view your Pokémon in the Pokédex from different angles.
Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus are available to preorder now. You can check out the preorder guide for Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, here.