New year means new games. In a live event, Game Freak Studios unveiled this year’s releases for Pokémon. On the program, the first DLCs and a new game.
On Thursday, January 9th at 3:30pm, Game Freak created the event by broadcasting its Pokémon Direct. A video that allowed the firm to unveil the 2020 program for the license. In twenty minutes, the studios behind Pokémon have compiled a list of new products. Careful, there’s some heavy stuff.
To expand its collection of titles available on Switch, Game Freak announces a remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team. The game, released in 2006 for Game Boy Advance, features a complete overhaul of its graphics for its DX version. On the content side, the game shouldn’t change much from the original. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team was a huge success and sold more than 3 million copies in 2007, one year after its release. If the designs for this new version are not yet finalised, it is already possible to take advantage of a free demo in the Nintendo eShop. The remake will be available for sale on March 6th.
It’s a day to mark with a white stone. The franchise is finally starting to sell additional content and Shield and Sword is the place to be. Game Freak took advantage of the live show to announce the arrival of two DLCs, entitled The Lonely Island of Armor and The Snowy Lands of the Crown. The first adventure will plunge the player into a paradise island that will be home to new Pokémon. It will also be an opportunity to meet some of the old license creatures. This CSD will be based on improving Pokémon Master learning and becoming a better trainer. The snow-covered Crown land will be focused on exploring and researching legendary Pokémon. Thus, players will be able to cross paths with Mewtwo, Sulfura, Entei or Kyogre. Both extensions will be available at the end of June and in the fall, respectively. It will also be possible to purchase an extension that combines both CSDs. It is likely to be sold at €29.99. Please note that each pass is reserved for one of the two versions Sword or Shield, so don’t make a mistake. The arrival of the DLCs will also mean an update for Pokémon, allowing players to trade Pokémon for free.
In February 2020, Game Freak will launch its Pokémon Home cloud service. The studios remain discreet for the moment, but announce that they will give more information soon. “We plan to unveil more details in the near future, so please be patient a little longer,” says Nintendo in its video. Pokémon still has many surprises in store for us.