The Pokemon Company has revealed the long-awaited remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.
With Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s confirmation, fans are eager for the games to release. The widely loved fourth generation of Pokemon games brings up nostalgic memories for many fans of the series. With the gameplay shown in the announcement trailer for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, fans hope to capture the magic that many players will recall from childhood memories.
With the global COVID-19 pandemic, many games have seen their production timelines pushed back in the past year. This has been an intrusive aspect of life but hasn’t stopped things like the 25th anniversary of Pokemon.
In the early years, the Pokemon games often saw releases for their flagship titles in Japan followed by international ones.
The first generation of games sparked multiple media formats such as the Pokemon anime and built a lot of success with the Game Boy. After the release of the series’ Red and Blue versions, Japan’s release dates and internationally began to draw closer and closer together.
Pokemon’s Shorter Waits
The effort to consolidate the release dates has helped mold the Pokemon series into the international juggernaut most fans are familiar with now.
This trend of close release windows for the main games became even tighter with the series’ first sequel-styled games, Pokemon Black/White 2, released on the Nintendo DS in 2012. While the release of Black & White 2 did not yet have the games release simultaneously through a worldwide format, it is the first instance of the games releasing internationally in the same calendar year. These releases, coupled with Black & White games’ popularity, began to bring Pokemon’s community into a more unified fan environment.
Introducing Worldwide Releases
Pokemon XY, released in 2013 on the Nintendo 3DS, was the first Pokemon game to achieve this.
Since the release of Pokemon XY and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, fans have been able to experience the games in near unison of one another. Whether that means the game released in the November release window like Pokemon Sun and Moon did or worldwide like the most recent remakes of the series’ first generation with Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, The worldwide release window now looks to have become the standard, with the last three main games’ releases being simultaneously worldwide.
When Will Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Release?
This also would allow for several months to pass before the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Video games have become widely accepted and easy to deliver as a gift for many families. Having one of the big three consoles of Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch is increasingly common for many households.