Two new DS Pokemon games coming

Nintendo announces two more games in the series will be released this April.

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For those who gotta catch 'em all, there are now two more games in the Pok�mon series on the way: Pok�mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, and Pok�mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness.

The two games will be released exclusively for the Nintendo DS on April 20 in the US, and will--as in the previous two Mystery Dungeon games--let gamers actually play as a Pok�mon creature.

To decide which Pok�mon they want to be, players will take a test to see which of the 16 playable characters suits their personality best, and then set off to explore a land untouched by humans on "an epic journey through time and darkness."

Over 490 different Pok�mon species populate the world, and they will chat to and team up with the player as they battle through a series of randomly generated dungeons.

The games will also both have a wireless mode, in which gamers can play "rescue operations" with their friends, as well as send alert messages to their friends via the delivery of text messages to their mobiles.

Discussion

192 comments
mutantchowder
mutantchowder

yay!!! Ive been waiting forever for this game and it looks awesome

djcoldkill
djcoldkill

POKEMON!!! lol but this game looks pretty good can't wait to play it

squirtle4
squirtle4

@moh2in: I hope they do. Johto was my faveorite gen, and i've been waiting for a Johto remake forever. A kind of master game would be great, too.

DefHalan
DefHalan

Will it have some type of gift thing for the Real Pokemon games?

moh2in
moh2in

Why don't they make a pokemon with ALL worlds in it (Johto Kanto sinnoh whatever) like in pokemon gold? and a pokemon gold remake=ftw. and yay, more pokemon

Tylendal
Tylendal

I was sort of hoping for an actual game, even if it is a little early. A gold or silver remake would also be nice. Still, I heard that the last Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games were pretty good, so I might pick this up.

Fyernix
Fyernix

I knew about this ages ago. I want a proper pokemon game, a johto remake would be good though

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Jesus Swearwordin Christ! ANOTHER dungeon pokemon game?? AWWW!! and Game freaks! Make some either dynamic sprites or make 'em 3D!! This isn't 1996 anymore! P.S. Also, make a Drill Dozer Sequel! That was A good game that was so unappreciated... ; _ ;

rbenns2
rbenns2

I'd rather have new installments in the series proper - but this time, Nintendo, ACTUALLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DS CAPABILITIES! The 3-D overworld was a step in the right direction, but the static, barely animated sprites during battles is inexcusable on a system that is capable of 3-D graphics.

supersmashseal
supersmashseal

Hey Orc_27, THATS 3 (THREE), you retard. I'll wait for Pokemon: Onyx and Opal.

Asurael
Asurael

Im bored with those Dungeons game. I wouldnt mind a "Pokemone Opal" or something like that.

SpecterX3
SpecterX3

I luv me so Pok�mon. If this is anything like the first two it should be fairly enjoyable. I'm just one of those weird people that likes to grind though, so I doubt it will appeal to most.

IKKF
IKKF

Yay... more Pokemon... woooooo.....

Kev1112005
Kev1112005

Bring back the old school Pokemon games, remake them into one, and put it on DS. I like the original games, like Red, Yellow, Blue through Gold and Silver, maybe even Ruby and Sapphire. IMO, that could bring Pokemon a good income, for all the people that enjoyed the original ones, and just bring them back with a 3D Version, same story, maybe more islands. Just not more Pokemon. I lost count at 200.

xenwall
xenwall

I'm still wondering why there isn't a full-blown Pokemon title for a home console. I wanna see my team duke it out in full 3d in a large 3d world.

Santhin
Santhin

Alright, seriously, Pokemon has one last chance. The next 'true' sequel (not these mystery dungeon nonsense titles), needs to be in 3D for the DS or the next nintendo Handheld, and needs a revamped system for it. If the next title is more 2D sprites sliding back and forth for 'tackle' then I'll be officially done with Pokemon. It's a good game series, but it needs to grow up a bit and catch up with the times.

tyg_skye
tyg_skye

this is cool!, too bad my DS broke... :cry:

Orc_27
Orc_27

Two things: One, did we really need ANOTHER Pokemon game in the first place? This series os more overstuffed than the Final Fantasy series, which lost most interest after FF VIII Two: what is pok�mon??? Two what the hell is Pok

SonicTheMonkey
SonicTheMonkey

if its not an actual pkmn game im not interested, ill be waiting for Pokemon Onyx and Azure :P

psp8976
psp8976

nope pokemon is still strong and with more pokemon just likr the world i think

Sandro909
Sandro909

Jesus, April? That's like... soon...

NJmAc4489
NJmAc4489

the real ? is.... what is different in time and darkness? new pokemon or a different starters..i guess time will show

waZelda
waZelda

I'm not the one who would buy it just because it is a pokemon game, however if it get a 9.0 score or better, sure I will buy it.

gameroz
gameroz

sounds good i might give it a try

the-bat-child
the-bat-child

@Land-0-Funk "I am so proud of the fact that I have and will never play anything called pokemon" Oh yeah! I hear ya!!!!

kawaiininja007
kawaiininja007

a new poke game?? awesome! i can't wait! the gameplay does sound a bit iffy though...

KeemDaDream22
KeemDaDream22

Imagine if we can trade this time! or battle any other rescue team nintendo is doing big things!

ocdog45
ocdog45

too much pokemon makes me go crazy!

rpgisforme
rpgisforme

Though it's old I still love pokemon, but these mystery dungeon things suck!! Please put your time into real pokemon games!!

nrCooldude
nrCooldude

damn! this is not an actual game? i wanted that instead of this dungeon crap

DSgamer64
DSgamer64

More milkage of the Pokemon name. Seriously Nintendo, stop releasing Pokemon games for a couple of years, I for one am sick of the same old repetitive boring crap.

gtuga
gtuga

These are some good news. While there seems to be many people who may not agree, it's good to see that Nintendo is decided on adding new gameplay to Pokémon besides the traditional RPG. I can't say how much the actual battle formula will last, but it's always healthy to have other experiences and don't just bring it down to what has been done since the very first in the series. Actually, I think that they've made a good work on these Mystery Dungeon games by adding more depth to the story than in D/P.

Cloud_765
Cloud_765

Sad saps. Nintendo is milking their tier RPG for all its worth, and with these spinoffs, it's worth less and less and less and less and... well you catch my drift. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "One dollar for eternal happiness? I'd be happier with the dollar."

xanderenigma
xanderenigma

If only they stopped releasing revisions of the SAME game in multiple packages. Not only do we have the same dungeons game hewre but in two parts again. So to fully complete it 100% you need to buy two games, or have a friend also addicted to pokemon! When nintendo create a lovely 3D console game ill grab it!

DoomsdayForte
DoomsdayForte

I'm actually glad there's more Mystery Dungeon games out there. Oh sure, you purists are all clamoring about how it sucks or isn't the core formula, but I think it's a great retooling of a great game series. You know, I'm downright bored with the core games anymore. I choked my way through D/P and I can safely say I probably will never touch it again. It's the same old formula from the original Game Boy, and I'll be damned if I play the fifth generation. Mystery Dungeon though, changes a lot of that for me. It's almost like a strategy RPG in that sense. Distance moves like Zap Cannon actually make sense for once, sending a ball of electricity at a foe from far away. And, it's as close as we can get to a full-on MMO-style Pokemon game anyway, instead of the turn-based stand-and-fight invisible-random-battle system we've all come to know. Oh, and if you were wondering. G/S was my favorite generation. Going back to the R/B areas was pure bliss. And a surprise.

Svarthek
Svarthek

Why don't they actually bring the series in a new direction? No one loves the spinoffs, and we all love the standard Pokemon RPG's. I would persoally suggest a 3D Console MMORPG based on the Pokemon world. But no, I guess Nintendo will just continue to work on crappy spinoffs. That's just as good right?

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

Since when has pokemon not been exclusive. nintendo owns it and there has never been a mjulti release. leaf green and its counterpart weren't direct ports either

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Not played one of these before. This one sounds good though. I might give it a go.

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

lame, do not want. will buy the next PROPER pokemon game though

zennioparty
zennioparty

Well heck, if they sell, lol. I mean. I played the first one and it was not THAT bad. Especially if it was played in moderation.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Wow. Could we start to have World of Poke-mons take over World of Warcraft?

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

A new pokemon game comes out every week.

Deathwing13
Deathwing13

I knew it was too good to be true; wishful thinking, I guess... It's much too soon for a new Pokémon game to be released yet. Mystery Dungeon is a cruel joke on the entire franchise, and merely attempts to milk the title. I've never been a fan of them, and probably never will. I'll patiently await the next series and hope it'll be something like that of Gold/Silver.

shadowmangekyou
shadowmangekyou

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urbsdad6
urbsdad6

I have to agree with those that want to see remakes of the older pokemon games, but I'm OCD so I can't stop myself from "Gotta get em all!" It's a good franchise and Nintendo is able to suck the life out of it now and forever,.......AAAAAAAAAAMEN!