Kicking off today’s Pokémon Direct presentation was the announcement of a remaster of the original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games — Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (DS) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (GBA) — that were released in 2006.
The remaster is called simply Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and it will be released for the Nintendo Switch on March 6, 2020. The trailer, while short, shows off several memorable scenes from the original games redone in the new style. A demo for the new game will be available later today.
A new cloud-based service was announced during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference and it’s called Pokémon HOME, coming to iOS and Android devices in early 2020.
Pokémon HOME will serve as a hub for players’ Pokémon across a variety of platforms, giving players the ability to connect with Pokémon Bank, Pokémon 3DS Games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Let’s Go, and the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield.
During the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference, one of the big announcements was confirmation that Detective Pikachu is heading to the Nintendo Switch.
The ending to the Nintendo 3DS version was mentioned, reminding viewers that it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, implying that this will be a sequel to the original game. The press conference also confirmed that it would have a different ending from the recent Detective Pikachu movie.
No release date, screenshots, gameplay footage, or other information beyond that has been given as of yet.
The eighth generation of Pokémon games were announced in a recent Pokémon Direct, and their names are Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. These games will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in late 2019.
Pokémon Sword & Shield take place in the Galar region, which appears to be heavily inspired by Great Britain. The three starter Pokémon for this region were also unveiled in this Pokémon Direct.