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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Preorder Bonus, Double Pack, Pricing, And More
Here's what you should know about Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl preorders.
The latest Pokemon release is coming later this year when Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch for Switch on November 19. The Gen 4 remakes were initially revealed during Pokemon's 25th-anniversary stream in February. The Diamond and Pearl remake games have been on many Pokemon fans' wishlists for years, offering a chance to go back to the Sinnoh region and start a new adventure with Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup. If you know that Brilliant Diamond and/or Shining Pearl is a day-one purchase for you, physical preorders are live now at Amazon, Best Buy, and more, including a Double Pack with both versions. Check out everything you need to know to preorder Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl below.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl preorder bonuses
Preorder the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack ($120) at Pokemon Center, and you'll receive plush keychains for all three Sinnoh starter Pokemon: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. We wouldn't be surprised if more retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses popped up closer to release. For Sword and Shield, almost every major retailer had its own special preorder bonus.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are not being developed by Game Freak but rather Ilca, which also worked on Pokemon Home. However, Game Freak's Junichi Masuda, who directed the original games, is returning as director on the remakes alongside Ilca's Yuichi Ueda.
The Gen 4 remakes have an adorable chibi art style with squat characters, though in battle, the Pokemon trainers will appear in a more realistically proportioned form. Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl also retain the classic top-down perspective. According to Nintendo, these are "faithful remakes" of the 2007 games, and "the sense of scale of the original games' towns and routes has been carefully preserved." This is a different approach from previous Pokemon remakes--instead of completely modernizing Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, the development team is leaning into nostalgia and sticking much closer to the classic look and feel of the Gen 4 titles.
In addition to the reveal of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Nintendo announced Pokemon Legends Arceus, an open-world adventure also set in the Sinnoh region. Though it doesn't release until January 28, 2022, that game is also available to preorder now.
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