Pokémon Presents on Feb. 26th: Diamond and Pearl Remakes for 2021?
Tomorrow at 10am EST there will be a Pokémon Presents stream that will last for 20 minutes. This is the announcement video I've been waiting for this week. Previously, The Pokémon Company had said there would be announcements all week, but outside of a Pokémon Masters EX update and some more info on their virtual concert on Saturday there hadn't been much.
As if the internet wasn't already speculating wildly, I'm sure it really has started blowing up now. I had seen on Twitter that people had already begun reading too far into a count down that the Pokémon Twitter account had been doing all week. Each day there would be a number and the starters from each generation starting with generation 8 and working backward. Once it hit generation 4, and used the words "Let's Go, Sinnoh!" in the post, people began getting all worried about a Let's Go generation 4 remake. A pretty big assumption given they made a post earlier in the week using generation 8 pokémon. I doubt gen 8 is getting remade.
Personally, I am hoping for generation 4 remakes. I would prefer it use a similar style akin to Pokémon Sword and Shield. However, that may be in part because I would like to see something in the style of generation 8 with the better environment and story of generation 4. I personally really enjoyed generation 4. Then again, I also enjoyed Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as remakes and I don't think I am in the majority. I also didn't hate Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. I disliked that motion controls were required, but I didn't mind as much when using the Pokéball Plus. Again, I don't think I am in the majority.
Outside of any new announcements, I also expect to see more of "New Pokémon Snap." That game is already super popular and looks gorgeous.
Update: You can watch the live stream here: