During this afternoon’s Pokémon Presents Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl remakes confirmed for Nintendo Switch, which will arrive at the end of 2021 under the name of Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Pokémon Shimmering Pearl. Some details have also been given about them.
The remakes will be very faithful to the original games
Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Pokémon Shimmering Pearl will be remakes very faithful to the original games, keeping the same scales and routes of the Nintendo DS games. The three starter Pokémon (Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup) and all Pokémon available in the 2006 versions will also be retained.
These remakes are being developed by ILCA, who also handled Pokémon Home. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the games’ original director Junichi Masuda is working on the project.
In the video shown we can see how a style very faithful to the original game is maintained, away from the somewhat more realistic proportions seen in later games.
Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Pokémon Shimmering Pearl are coming to Nintendo Switch at the end of 2021, still without a specific date.