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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl may be heading to PC

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl may be heading to PC

A Pokémon plus for PC players

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were released for Nintendo Switch as a revisit to the classic games. The originals were released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS and fans had been begging for a remake.

Now, it seems, PC players may get a chance to play these two Pokémon titles running on their hardware.

Another stand-out Nintendo release is sure to be the new installment in the Legends of Zelda series.

Of course, these are unofficial projects as Nintendo doesn’t release PC games and sticks only to their own consoles but eager fans are trying to get the games up and running for a new audience.

Currently, modders are hard at work decompiling the games and, so far, they’ve managed to get each of them to boot up and start.

This comes from Team Luminescent, who are hoping this project is a stepping stone to bringing the 3D Pokémon games to PC.

The team is already aware of the legal history of Nintendo who have shut down many fan projects in the past. However, they are aiming to protect this project by requiring players to have a legit BDSP rip of the game.

There are no assets included here, everything must come from the original cartridge on the player’s side. This should ensure that Nintendo doesn’t drop a courtroom hammer on the team.

Because this goes beyond a regular ROMhack, it means that performance should be a lot more stable and, hopefully, run at the native settings of a Nintendo Switch.

Interestingly, the team behind this idea is also working on a separate project called Re: Illuminated Platinum which will bring players a Pokémon Platinum experience in the same vein of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

This is one to keep an eye on if you’re a PC player who loves their Pokémon, but also the software created could prove very beneficial to indie developers and the modding community as a whole.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Pokemon, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, PC