When The Pokémon Company announced remakes of the Nintendo DS titles Diamond and Pearl earlier this week, the most notable difference was obviously the art style.
All of the sprite work in the original games has now been replaced with cute 3D graphics in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. There’s obviously been a lot of discussion about this since then, and we even ran a poll yesterday to see what everyone thought.
Today we present to you a side-by-side comparison of the 2006 games up against the 2021 Switch versions, courtesy of GameXplain. This clip includes a look at the normal play speed, which is followed by a slowed-down replay.
As you can see, there are some things that don’t even appear in the original games – which are completely new (like a Nintendo Switch in the main character’s bedroom, instead of a Wii) and then there’s some stuff in there that seemingly confirms Platinum Version content will be featured. Read more about this in our previous post.
Developer ILCA and The Pokémon Company say the originals’ towns and routes have been carefully preserved in the remake. Would you agree based on the comparison video above? Tell us down below.