If you’re a Pokémon fan craving some nostalgia in today’s hectic world, ILCA has you covered. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are officially available worldwide on Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo UK has a launch trailer to get you hyped. It starts by showing footage of the original Diamond & Pearl on DS before transitioning into the new versions. Check it out by clicking below, and get ready to return to Sinnoh!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl launch trailer
Worth the return trip?
If you’re still not sure if Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are for you after the launch trailer, you can also watch a much more detailed overview trailer. It goes over all of the key features, like the Grand Underground and Super Contest Shows, and teases the plot’s villainous Team Galactic. You can also check out our review round-up. The games are getting a bit of a mixed reception, sitting at an average score of 78/100 on Metacritic. Many outlets (Nintendo Enthusiast included) have yet to publish reviews because review codes were sent out extremely close to launch.
Overall, if you like the core Pokémon formula, you’ll probably like Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. They’re just not going to lead the way in innovation, because they’re remakes. Additionally, some longtime players may be disappointed to see that very little of the Platinum content has been incorporated.