The announcement of a Pokemon Direct earlier this week took us by surprise and the content that ended up being featured. To kick things off, Nintendo revealed Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, a remaster of the 2006 original which is set to launch on March 6, 2020.
Pre-orders for the game will be available from later today, while those on the fence can take advantage of a free demo that’s also downloadable from today via the e-shop.
Today’s Pokemon Direct trailer showcased a full gameplay reveal, putting a spotlight on its pretty new aesthetic. The graphical style is designed as 3D character animations overlaid on a background that has a lovely hand-drawn appearance. There’s a nice comparison between the original 2006 title and this latest upcoming remake, too.
Here is an overview of new key features added to Mystery Dungeon for the remake:
- 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.
Check out the trailer below.
In other recent Pokemon news, DeNa has continued its promised major update and expansion plan for Pokemon Masters. There’s also a new Pokemon Galar-set anime on the way called Twilight Wings.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, this Beauty and the Beast inspired Pokemon team for Sword & Shield is well worth checking out.