North American Pokefreaks can get their hands on the games on April 22 of next year. Pokemon themed styluses will be handed out to those who pre-order.
New Pokemon to Make Diamond-and-Pearl-Studded Debut
Gotta Catch 'Em All! The Next Generation of Pokemon Soon Will Be Here
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pokemon trainers of the world,
unite! How else will you manage to complete your Pokedex and challenge the
sinister plot of Team Galactic? On April 22, Pokemon(R) Diamond and
Pokemon(R) Pearl, the Pokemon series for the best-selling Nintendo DS(TM) game
system, become available in the Americas. These two titles represent the
latest adventure in the popular Pokemon franchise.
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl offer a number of exciting new features
to please both experienced and new Pokemon fans alike. Set in an entirely new
region called "Sinnoh," players can choose to begin their adventure as either
a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming Pokemon League Champion.
The adventure continues as players can bring Pokemon from their Game Boy(R)
Advance Pokemon games to Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl using the GBA game
slot on their Nintendo DS.
As players trade and collect Pokemon to complete their Pokedex in this new
challenge, for the first time they'll have the chance to catch new Pokemon,
Munchlax(TM) and Weavile(TM). They also can play via local wireless with up
to eight other trainers while new moves and abilities deepen strategy.
"After recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Pokemon franchise
continues to get stronger," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior
vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "These two new
titles represent the best that Pokemon has to offer, and a great opportunity
for Game Boy users to upgrade to Nintendo DS."
Unique pre-sell styluses featuring new Pokemon from the new series will be
available by reserving the game early at participating retailers. Stay tuned
for more details about this special offer. Pokemon games continue to be
wildly popular around the world, with more than 155 million units sold
worldwide through September 2006. Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are
currently shattering sales records in Japan since their September launch.
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for Nintendo DS will be available
April 22, and are Rated E for Everyone.