Nintendo has not had great luck with leaks recently, as the source code for the third generation of Pokémon games as well as that of the N64, Gamecube, and Wii systems all broke this month. Now, as if interested minds didn’t already have enough data to sift through, complete source codes for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and the Nintendo 3DS are officially out there.
The leaks do not appear to hold anything absolutely groundbreaking, so don’t get too excited. There is, however, evidence that a 3DS system powered by Nvida was in the works at some point. It’s interesting to wonder how that may have worked – would it have been in lieu of the New Nintendo 3DS, or something entirely different?
The Pokémon Diamond and Pearl source code does not seem to hide any information of equivalent value to its namesakes. While Gen 3 source code held all sorts of interesting test sprites for different Pocket Monsters, the Gen 4 source code holds no beta versions of any of our beasts (this perhaps reflects a different design process by Game Freak – they could have completed their vision before even bothering to make the sprites). As said, these Nintendo leaks don’t hold too much at first glance, but keep an eye out over the next few days for any interesting tidbits that may surface.