The Pokémon saga, which landed in Japan in 1996, will blow out its 25 candles this year. Several releases are planned for the occasion, such as that of New Pokémon Snap, the release date of which has just been announced. But if the sources of Hispanic media are to be believed, remakes of cult versions are said to be on the way.
towards a remake of the diamond and pearl versions?
According to reports, long-awaited remakes of the 4G versions of Pokémon are in development. Either way, this is what Centro Pokémon suggests, a website that specializes in Nintendo licenses and whose sources are well informed. The Diamond and Pearl versions of Pokémon would thus benefit from the remakes that are slated for the Nintendo Switch and whose release is planned for 2021.
We can now confirm that Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl are coming to Nintendo Switch this year. https://t.co/1HQav5FFih
January 14, 2021
Obviously, this information should be taken with a grain of salt, especially since Nintendo hasn’t announced anything yet. Nevertheless, this exit would be plausible. And for good reason, fans have been waiting desperately for the improved versions of Diamond and Pearl to be released since 2014 and the releases of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
The Nintendo Switch could take advantage of these advantages, especially since 4G is valued by fans. In addition, the domain name “http://diamondpearl.pokemon.com” would have been activated by Nintendo. Content would be there even though it is inaccessible to everyone. Another hint towards remakes of the Diamond and Pearl versions.
This anniversary date would be the right time for Nintendo to have been releasing these versions in the boxes for some time, possibly along with a Switch Pro. The dice are now on the Japanese giant’s side, which the players closely watch until there is confirmation or rejection. But until then, be patient.