- May 27, 2018
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Those games you mentioned aren't remakes, but are rather new gens.There's absolutely no reason GF should be reluctant to remake D/P/Pt. After all, those are the best-selling games outside of the first two gens. And anniversary has nothing to do with decreasing the likelihood of getting games that aren't set in Kanto. We got D/P on the tenth anniversary and we got S/M on the twentieth anniversary. They'll celebrate anniversaries with new mainline games set in any region, not just Kanto.
Right... Riolu and Lucario, Weavile, Bidoof, Kricketune, Staraptor, Luxray, Buitzel and Floatzel, Pachirisu, Bonsly, Mime Jr., Garchomp, Electivire, Magmortar, Munchlax, Dusknoir, Rotom, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Darkrai, Manaphy, Shaymin, and Arceus are all completely unknown.I don't think that they would only want to celebrate DP, especially considering that most of the Sinnoh Pokemon aren't really notable to the general audience.
Just imagine: Lets Go Johto. We only get Johto in the 60 priced base game and Kanto is 30 priced DLC.Lets Go style games will never get a purchase from me. $60 is wayyyy too much to spend on a very unambitious 2.5D remake of a Gameboy game.
One would think that a second remake of the same game would deserve more ambition, yet the LG style is the very opposite of that. I really hope they don't make any more.
I myself think that we are more likely to see the Gen 9 games in 2021.Between the numerous statements that a Let's Go Johto is not planned, and the confirmation early on in this Gen that GameFreak has learned from their mistakes with USUM and is going the DLC route instead with SwSh, I have a really good feeling we WILL see DP remakes as the next games in the Gen in 2021.
And since Isle of Armor & Crown Tundra will fill that role of "expanding" on Dynamax (i.e giving Gigantamaxes to Venusaur & Blastoise & the starters), I'm now feeling more confident that if DP remakes do happen, we won't see Dynamax or Stadium Gyms in them because Dynamax is a Galar-only thing, much like how Z-Moves & Trials were Alola traditions and therefore didn't replace the Gyms in LGPE.
I wouldn't mind seeing Mega Evolution return though (and the remakes by extension be canonized as taking place in the "Ultimate Weapon timeline"). Cynthia using Mega Garchomp outside of the Battle Tree would be pretty awesome, plus I can almost guarantee these games wouldn't be compatible with SwSh anyway.
That's the point. They chose to release games set in new regions instead of just barfing out another Kanto game. The reason I think we are getting D/P remakes next year is because it's too soon for gen 9 and another Let's Go game currently seems unlikely to happen.Those games you mentioned aren't remakes, but are rather new gens.
Each Gen usually lasts around 3 years, which would mean Gen IX would come in November 2022.I myself think that we are more likely to see the Gen 9 games in 2021.
I hate sinnoh...... but I never even got anywhere near japanEach Gen usually lasts around 3 years, which would mean Gen IX would come in November 2022.
But either way, if DP remakes do not come out before the Gen IX games then I will be convinced that it's because GameFreak's current developer team hated the Sinnoh region or something.