The first of the two big surprises to come from the Pokémon Direct on January 9 was that Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, will be getting the remake treatment for the Nintendo Switch, combining both games into Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, releasing on March 6.
Even though Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team were released on the different generations of hardware back in 2006, the two games could communicate via the GBA slot on the Nintendo DS, unlocking new features and story elements. Rescue Team DX combines both the games into one, updating the art-style with a watercolor inspiration, and adding in features from the newer generations of the Mystery Dungeon games.
New key art was released for the upcoming game, alongside the box art. Both are reinterpretations of the original cover art from the 2006 games.
The 2006 games were noted for having every Pokémon from the first three generations available for your party, Rescue Team DX ups that by at least having Lucario being able to join your party. Spike Chunsoft return to develop Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, which releases on March 6. A demo is available on the Nintendo eShop right now.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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