okay let’s talk about the- fµ¢£- what are we talking about

apparently there’s a thing we should talk about

I am of course infuriated at being awoken from my deathless slumber to talk about whatever the hell this is, and moreover I am, as always, personally offended that this broadcast was not scheduled with my specific time zone in mind (it was at 2 am NZT). Naturally, I will be seeking spiritual retribution against Nintendo, the Pokémon Company and Game Freak by The Usual Channels in due course. In the meantime… let’s see what secret intelligence has just landed on our doorsteps.

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Pokémon Presents 27/2/21

Soooooooo, how was everyone’s daaaaaay?

Yeah, yeah, I know, let’s talk about the thing

So, not counting the usual self-indulgent montage of Pokémon’s history, there’s three Things in this here broadcast:

  • More gameplay footage of New Pokémon Snap (which… okay I somehow didn’t realise this before but apparently it’s literally called New Pokémon Snap, and that is certainly… a choice?).
  • Announcement of the long-anticipated remakes of Diamond and Pearl, which, in keeping with the style established by previous remakes, will be titled Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon: Shining Pearl.
    • I’m gonna keep calling them Timey Diamond and Spacey Pearl though; try and stop me.
  • Announcement of a totally different game, also set in the Sinnoh region, titled Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
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Unown asks:

There are rumors that (well by the time you answer this maybe it’ll be announced) this month will reveal diamond and pearl remakes. What would you hope to see implemented in the remakes?

So… I am on the record as not seeing any particular need for remakes of Diamond and Pearl, and I don’t think I’ve changed my mind about that.  But we’ll probably get them eventually, whether that’s this year or at some later point, so just for the sake of argument let’s talk about it.

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