Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Coming November 2021

We heard back in February that the next Pokemon title for the Switch would be remakes of Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, something my daughter and I had been waiting for.  As a follow on, we have now been given a date for the launch of the remake.

Sinnoh is returning

The launch date for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl is November 19, 2021.

The Nintendo site has an updated descriptions of how they plan to recreate the original Nintendo DS experience and what to expect.

In addition, the other upcoming Pokemon title, Pokemon Legends: Arceus also got a launch date this past week.  We will be able to experience this “bold new direction” for the Pokemon series come January 28, 2022.

So we have some old and new Pokemon experiences coming up.  I am definitely up for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, though I hope the release doesn’t overlap too closely with Diablo II: Resurrected.  While we don’t have a firm date for the Diablo II remake, it was said that it would be available near the end of 2021, and no studio wants to launch after Christmas, so November seems a likely time for it as well.  We shall see.

3 thoughts on “Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Coming November 2021

  1. MagiWasTaken

    Too bad it won’t be available for anything else other than the Switch. I would love to play that… maybe I’ll just have to save up for a Switch to play it myself or maybe I’ll get the game and play it on Ms Magi’s Switch or something like that… I guess that could work.

    Btw, this was the first time I’ve heard about this and I couldn’t be happier! Although… Platinum was better than Diamond/Pearl, so maybe I could be happier with Platinum getting a remake, but whatever.


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @MagiWasTaken – A lot of what Nintendo does is explained by their corporate culture, where they really view themselves as a hardware company and software is used to sell the hardware. I remain surprised to this day that they actually licensed some of their properties like Pokemon to go on phones. And that probably wouldn’t have lasted long had not Pokemon Go become such an ongoing cash machine.


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