The Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date has been revealed as well as the best places to get a pre-order for the eagerly anticipated Pokemon Switch remasters. The Shining Pearl and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond pre-order pages for the likes of Amazon and GameStop are already up, so fans can put their names down already for what will undoubtedly be a popular Switch release. But when are they coming out?
What is the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date?
The Pokemon Shining Pearl and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond release date has now been revealed as November 19, 2021 on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.
This date matches the previously announced release window for both games as coming late 2021, which was already guessed as November by fans thanks to previous games launching that month.
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 26, 2021
Where can I pre-order Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
It should be noted that both Amazon pages are up but the retailer has marked the games as temporarily unavailable to buy. Given how big these titles will be, expect that to change soon.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are the Switch remakes of the well-received 2006 DS titles. At the same time, Nintendo also announced the release date and pre-order options for Pokemon Legends Arceus, which is a brand new open-world action RPG set in the Sinnoh region.
It’s certainly been a busy time for the Pokemon brand, as New Pokemon Snap only launched for Nintendo Switch last month. Our reviewer said that the game was “a missed opportunity to do something other than beat Pokemon up,” and you can check out that review right here.