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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Pre-Order Guide For Nintendo Switch

The original Mystery Dungeon games were awesome.


This year, Nintendo is bringing back the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a remake of the first dungeon-crawling spinoff. Revealed during a January Pokemon Direct (which also outlined how Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass would work), the remake releases this Friday, March 6 on Nintendo Switch, and there's still time to pre-order the game ahead of its launch.

Rescue Team DX is a remake of the original pair of Mystery Dungeon games, Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. Both of those games released back in 2006, with Red Rescue Team appearing on Game Boy Advance and Blue Rescue Team gracing the Nintendo DS. The remake merges the two very similar games into one.

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For those unfamiliar with the Mystery Dungeon series, the Rescue Team games follow a human who wakes with amnesia to discover they've been transformed into a Pokemon. In a world filled with chaos, Pokemon have joined forces to create "rescue teams." Throughout the adventure, you and your team complete jobs in a series of randomized dungeons. Rescue Team has a more stripped down version of turn-based combat than the mainline games.

The Rescue Team games were the first in the spin-off series, and they also happened to be the best. Rescue Team DX features significantly overhauled graphics and a new, quite charming, art style. You can download a demo of Rescue Team DX at the Eshop and transfer your progress to the full game come March 6. Pre-orders for physical and digital editions of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX are available now.

Pre-order Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

The Rescue Team games originally released in 2006
The Rescue Team games originally released in 2006

You can pre-order Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX at multiple retailers. Physical and digital editions cost $60. However, the two best deals are indicated below. Using promo code SNG4X, you can get Rescue Team DX for just $50 in a limited-time online deal at Rakuten. This deal is available until March 5. Alternatively, if you live near any Walmart stores, you can snag the game for $49.94 at release while supplies last.

Physical edition

Digital edition

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