Pokémon: several remakes and a new game announced for the 25 years

We already knew that this year was going to be full of celebrations for the cult Pokémon license. During a virtual Pokémon Presents presentation, the Japanese giant presented nearly three new titles, including the highly anticipated remakes of Diamond and Pearl.

For its quarter century, Pokémon will rhyme 2021 with nostalgia. The cult license took advantage of its latest Pokémon Presents to formalize Sparkling Pearl and Sparkling Diamond, two remakes of the Diamond and Pearl generation released in 2006 for Nintendo DS. Faithful to the original titles, these two HD ports will allow players to discover for the first time (or to immerse themselves) in one of the most emblematic regions of the saga, that of Sinnoh. The opportunity to meet again Tiplouf, Tortipouss, Ouisticram, Dialga and Palkia, in adventures on the borders of time and space. Be patient, both titles will be released by the end of the year, with no specific release date yet. And for the more impatient nostalgic, the New Pokémon Snap game will be available in April on Nintendo eShop, twenty years after the original game’s release on N64.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Another novelty announced on Friday, the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This time, no remake, as it is a whole new adventure, mixing action and RPG. To complete its Pokédex, this time it will be necessary to study the behavior of wild Pokémon in their natural habitat. Allied pocket monsters will be able to come and help players capture new specimens, but this new installment already promises a “more immersive gaming experience”. As with Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl, the Sinnoh region will be in the spotlight, but this time many years before the events of Diamond and Pearl.

Throughout the year, other celebrations honoring the pocket monsters are also planned. On Pokémon GO, an event dedicated to the Kanto region has just ended, and players can still find Artikodin, Sulfura, Electhor, and Mewtwo in Legendary Raid Battles. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, there is currently a special Dynamax raid to fight and capture Pikachu Gigamax.