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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl release date revealed

Published: 07:23, 27 May 2021
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl seems to be geared for release by the end of 2021 and fans don't seem to be certain what to think of it.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl are remakes of the 15-year-old games from the Nintendo DS era and they are arriving to Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021. 

Interestingly enough for the long-time Pokemon fans, the remakes will not be developed by Game Freak, who handled pretty much every main game lately. That said, the studio will have oversight while the work will be done by ILCA.

It seems like the fans also noticed the difference with the news having a somewhat lukewarm reception. One of the reasons is the pricing as people are not happy with paying $60 for a graphical update and overall low amount of content compared to other remakes and remasters these days. 

For example, Resident Evil remakes were rebuilt from the ground up while Mass Effect Legendary Edition reworked the first game in the trilogy and updated graphics for all three. Each of these works cost $60 and it looks like they offered immeasurably more content.

Another reason the fans are not hyped through the roof is the way the games look. The supposed remakes have borderline mobile game graphics. Even though the recent Pokemon games have a similar style, Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl graphics still seem to be lacking.

Anyway, the games are about half a year away from release and it remains to be seen if they will offer something more that justifies the price tag.

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