During the Pokemon Direct today, The Pokemon Company announced that the 2006 dungeon-crawling RPGs, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, are being remade for the Nintendo Switch as one collective title. The game is called Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX and will launch on Mar. 6, 2020.
Rescue Team DX will feature updated visuals over the DS titles and will also come with some much-needed quality of life improvements to make the adventure easier for newcomers to the series.
Here are the new features being added via the press release:
- Auto mode: Starting with this title, an auto-mode feature has been added that lets players progress through their adventures more easily. By just pressing the L Button, the main character and their team will move efficiently. When a player approaches an enemy, auto mode will turn off automatically.
- Unleash moves automatically with the A Button: Ordinarily, the player would select from one of four moves to use on an enemy. When players aren’t sure which move to use, they can get the enemy right in front of them and press the A Button to automatically unleash the best move to use on that foe.
- Up to eight Pokémon can travel with you: When Trainers depart for a dungeon, they can have three members on their team as usual, but in this title, they can also add Pokémon they encounter as they go through dungeons to get up to eight teammates walking through a dungeon with them.
- Fainting in a dungeon: If a player is defeated in a dungeon, they can ask for other players to rescue them, or they can rescue themselves with another of their own rescue teams. Then they’ll be able to resume their adventure from where they fainted.
There will also be a demo version available for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon later today on the Switch eShop that will allow players to start the story. Once the full game launches in March, you’ll be able to transfer the save file over from the demo and keep your progress.
Several new screenshots and gorgeous artwork have been officially released as well, so you can check out all of the goodies down below as well as the reveal trailer from the Pokemon Direct this morning.
During the Pokemon Direct, it was also revealed that Sword and Shield will both be getting paid expansion passes later this year that include new areas, new Pokemon, and much much more.
For more on everything Pokemon, you can read our recent review on Pokemon Sword and Shield and the news story on the Pokemon anime that will be set in the Galar region, Twilight Wings.