The Pokémon Company just announced that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be releasing rather soon for the Nintendo Switch. The Gen 4 remakes were initially shown during Pokémon’s 25th-anniversary stream back in February. You can preorder a physical copy of either Brilliant Diamond and/or Shining Pearl from Amazon, Best Buy, and more.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Preorder Bonuses
So far, no preorder bonuses have been announced yet.
Preorder Brilliant Diamond
You can preorder Pokémon Brilliant Diamond from the retailers below. As of right now, Nintendo’s eShop is not accepting digital preorders.
Preorder Pokémon Shining Pearl
You can preorder Pokémon Shining Pearl below, and again, the eShop listing is not accepting digital preorders yet.
Preorder Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Double Pack
As is typical, those looking to purchase both versions of the game can do so with this bundle. There is no discount for buying both. It is also unclear if the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s Double Pack will come with any extra bonuses. As of yet, there are no preorder listing anywhere, but the Double Pack bundle was mentioned on both eShop listings.
Both titles are not being developed by Game Freak but Ilca, the same company that worked on Pokémon Home. However, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda, who directed the original games, is coming back as director on the remakes.
The remakes apply are more cuter art style, where the characters have small frames and oversized heads. Although when battling Pokémon, trainers will appear in a more realistic form. Both titles are keeping the top-down perspective and, according to Nintendo, are “faithful remakes” of the 2007 games. They have “the sense of scale of the original games’ towns and routes has been carefully preserved.”