Everything announced at Pokemon Presents: Snap, Pokemon Legends Arceus, more

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The Pokemon Company dropped a few massive stories during their Pokemon Presents episode on February 16, including the reveal of a Diamond and Pearl Remake, a new Pokemon Legends Arceus game, and more.

This year marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary, making the annual celebration an even bigger deal than usual.

They couldn’t be accused of underdelivering either, after dropping news for some of their biggest projects in years.

Let’s run through everything announced, including a release date for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, new trailers and more.

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Here’s a screenshot from the Gen 4 remake.

Pokemon Presents livestream: Watch it back

Those wanting to catch the exciting Pokemon Presents can watch the entire stream below.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl release date

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were both confirmed during the event, with a release date of late 2021. 

Fans were treated to a brand new trailer, after months of speculation that it would be announced during the event. It’s going back to the tile style of game, not open world, and will be developed by ILCA and Junichi Masuda from Game Freak.

Pokemon Gen 4 remake trailer

Pokemon Legends Arceus reveal: Release date

One of the biggest surprises was the reveal of Pokemon Legends Arceus, set for 2022 release date. 

We don’t have a whole load of information on this game just yet, we can confirm it will be developed by Game Freak and will be a step up in terms of graphics. The main challenge for players will be to put together the first Sinnoh region Pokedex.

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From what we can see as well, there will be three starter Pokemon and they’re all from different generations. This is something we’ve never seen before, too. Those are Ocelot, Cyndaquil and Rowlet.

These were found by a certain professor who collected them on his travels.

Pokemon Legends Arceus trailer

Pokemon Snap gameplay trailer

We have known for a while now that Pokemon Snap was coming out on April 30, 2021. 

During Pokemon Presents, a new gameplay trailer was shown off, allowing us to get up close and personal with some of the Pokemon. One of those was Celebi, confirming legendaries will be in the game’s Lental Region as well.

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Now that Pokemon Presents has been and gone, we know a lot more about The Pokemon Company’s 2021 roadmap and beyond.

The next two years are going to be great for any Pokemon trainer, whether you’re looking for an element of nostalgia, something new, or just stroll around taking pictures of things in Snap.