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Where To Preorder Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: Double Pack, Price, And More

The Diamond and Pearl remakes for Nintendo Switch have a release date now, and you can preorder your copy early.


We won't have to wait too long to revisit Pokemon's Sinnoh region. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release November 19 for Nintendo Switch. 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 about preordering Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl below.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl preorder bonuses

No preorder bonuses have been announced for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl yet. We'll include that information here when available.

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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