Remakes for Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are rumored to be released on the Nintendo Switch sooner than expected.
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remake 2021
A new leak is alleging that remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are currently in development for the Nintendo Switch. This newest rumor reveals that the pair of games are going to release on the Nintendo Switch later this year!
Both Nintendo and Game Freak are remaining silent on the subject for now, but fans are clamoring for proper remakes of the 4th Generation Pokemon games.
Speculation among fans has only grown recently since the announcement of a Pokémon Go Sinnoh-themed event, featuring Pokémon from Sinnoh, the region featured in Diamond/Pearl.
This rumor surrounding the highly-anticipated remakes suggests that fans can expect an official announcement on these titles in February. This may be tied to the leaked Pokémon Direct that is coming soon.
Pokémon developer, Game Freak, has a history of remaking the previous generation Pokémon games for newer consoles.
To date, they have remade Generation 1, 2, and 3 for the Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS respectively. The next sequence in this pattern would certainly point towards remakes for Generation 4 on the Nintendo Switch.
We currently do not have information for what kind of gameplay improvements or changes these remakes could have.
If recent technological advances from Pokémon Sword/Shield are any indication, we could be seeing the first truly open-world Pokémon game.
The Pokémon Company has been ramping up news for upcoming events and games to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary.
This year also marks the 15th anniversary of the original release for Generation 4, which released for the Nintendo DS back in 2006.
Will Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes help celebrate these milestone anniversaries? Looks like fans will have to wait until February 2021 to find out!