Pokemon fans had their dreams come to life on Saturday morning when Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl remakes were announced in the form of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. The game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch later this year.
Following in the footsteps of the last remake, Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, everyone was surprised to see that ILCA (the new developers) had gone with an art style more reminiscent of the original Nintendo DS game. The remakes favour a chibi art style, rather than a more modern art style that’s closer to the newer games. The contrast is perfectly laid out in the tweet below.
I must admit, I personally don’t mind the new art style, but when you compare it to Let’s GO, and how great that looked, I get why there’s a little bit of push back against the art style that is more of a one to one recreation of what we saw with the original game. I think the fact that this game was revealed alongside Pokemon Legends: Arceus also provides even more of a comparison of the two art styles.
People were quick to put their feelings on Twitter and also provide a few little updates to make the Chibi art style shine a little bit more.
I think I know the reason why I hate the art of the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes so much. Look at how flat the lighting is. I've seen wii games with better lighting. Also compare to the Zelda; Link's Awakening remake. The difference good lighting (and bitmapping) makes. pic.twitter.com/bOXppFZeBh
If there’s one things that’s for sure, it’s that I’m sure people will be delighted once they get back into the Sinnoh region. We don’t have a release date for Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond, but it’ll be hitting Nintendo Switch later this year.