Pokemon Returns To Sinnoh With Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl and Legends Arceus

During a live broadcast event, it was officially announced that the fourth generation of Nintendo's Pokemon series, Diamond and Peral, would both be getting remakes to be released on the Nintendo Switch. Two more games were unveiled by the developers, Pokemon Legends Arceus and New Pokemon Snap.

Pokemon returns to Sinnoh with Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl and Legends Arceus cover

The rumors have been confirmed, and the Pokemon franchise will finally be making its long-awaited return to Sinnoh. Announced during last week’s Pokemon Direct live-stream event, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl will give players a chance to revisit old areas with updated visuals, as the two games will be released on the Nintendo Switch

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are faithful remakes, giving players a top-down view of their characters and providing a rather nostalgic aesthetic to the environments that stay close to what the original games provided. The titles are expected to be released sometime near the end of 2021.

Return to the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl!

But that wasn’t the only news to come out of the live-stream event as yet another Sinnoh-related title, Pokemon Legends Arceus, also made its debut. This third-person action-RPG will carry players to the past as they attempt to create the world’s first-ever Pokedex.

In their quest, they will have the chance to choose between one of three starter Pokemon: Johto’s fire-type Cyndaquil, Unova’s water-type Oshawott or Alola’s grass/flying type Rowlet. According to the official Pokemon page on Twitter, this game promises to carry the franchise in a completely new direction, opening a new path for the series. Pokemon Legends Arceus will hit markets early next year. 

The final part of the event was a new look at the latest installment to the Pokemon picture-taking series called New Pokemon Snap. This game will not be taking place in Sinnoh, but rather in an entirely new Lental region. Players will take up the role of a character who will be assisting professor Mirror with his research on Pokemon behavior. This title gives players the chance to take pictures of the various critters, and, depending on their behavior in the image, they will be ranked from one to four stars. The game’s goal is to capture as many of the creatures in as various odd poses as possible and fill out the Photodex. It will be coming to Nintendo Switch on April 30.

What do you think about Pokemon returning to Sinnoh with Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl? Let us know in the comments.

📸 New Pokémon Snap arrives April 30th! 🍎 (Nintendo Switch)

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