Pokemon’s 25th anniversary celebrations are already underway, with various projects expected to be announced this week. According to a report from Centro Pokémon, these announcements include remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, which first hit the Nintendo DS back in 2006 [via Dexerto].
Centro Pokémon shared the news via Twitter, claiming that “Fans won’t have to hold out until Pokémon Day on February 27 for the big news they’ve been waiting for,” along with a GIF of Palkia from Pokemon Pearl.
Rumours of a Diamond and Pearl remake for Switch have been circulating since last year, accompanied by a whole host of claims and unverified leaks. Centro Pokémon claims that its information comes from a source close to Nintendo. This was then backed up by Kelios, a reliable leaker who has predicted numerous Nintendo Direct announcements.
Kelios took to Twitter to share their Pokemon based intel, publishing a threat of Tweets that both humorously mocked fans’ excitement and validated it:
“You’re going to have your remake next November, stop complaining. And you will say “omg Pokémon this is the best license.”
Just like any other rumours, it’s best to take this news with a hearty pinch of salt.
Currently, the prospect of a Diamond and Pearl remake is such hearsay, based on unverified leaks and predictions.
That being said, there’s nothing to suggest that these projects aren’t in development. After all, Nintendo has a history of reviving its classic Pokemon games, with numerous Game Boy and Game Boy advance games having already been remade. Maybe it’s finally time to honour the Nintendo DS and its achievements within the Pokemon franchise.
It’s set to be a busy year for the world of Pokemon. Not only are we getting a successor Pokemon Snap, the classic N64 Poke-Paparazzi sim, but there’s also a new theme song in the works, as part of a collab with Katy Perry.
There’s bound to be much more in store for Pokemon fans, so let’s hope that Diamond and Pearl remakes will be the cherry on top of Pokemon’s birthday cake this year.
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