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Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Nintendo DS Game Preview

On April 22, 2007 the biggest thing to hit the Pokemon video game world in years will be arriving at game stores everywhere. What is it? Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for Nintendo DS! These two new games are a huge update to the 10 year-old Pokemon video game series and they’re the first classic Pokemon RPG games to hit the DS. But, what makes them so special? From 3D Pokemon to Voice over IP chatting and more, here’s the 411 on Pokemon Diamond and Pearl with our game preview.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - New Region, Graphics & Pokemon!

The new Pokemon adventure gets rocking and rolling in the Sinnoh region with brand-new 3D graphics that really bring the game to life. Not only is this a new area to explore, it has 100 new Pokemon to collect, train and battle with! If you’re counting, that makes nearly 500 Pokemon to catch, including the new Munchlax, Weavile and Lucario Pokemon!

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - Chat it up!

Not only do Pokemon Diamond and Pearl let you battle with hundreds of awesome Pokemon, they let you chat with your opponent too. And it’s not just yelling at them across the room, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl have built-in VoIP, (Voice over IP), which lets you use your Nintendo DS like a cell phone. All you need to do is get online with a Nintendo Wi-Fi spot, punch in the Friend Code of the person you’re playing against, then you can chat. It’s easy, fun and safe too! Heck, VoIP chatting is totally free too, which means no long distance charges or anything. So it’s time to get your long-distance relatives a copy of Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl and save on those phone bills! If you get hooked on chatting, there’s even a Nintendo DS Headset to make it even easier. So. Cool.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - Play With Your Friends

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl selling so fast they’re breaking sales records - and it's not hard to see why! You can play awesome multiplayer games with them. And, since everybody in your neighborhood is going to have one, there’s going to be a ton of Pokemon battling going down. The DS’ wireless connection lets you hook up with a friend and battle or trade Pokemon. But, Diamond and Pearl go one step further by letting up to eight people join in the game for even more fun.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl arrive on April 22!

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - Invite Your Fave Pokemon to Play

If you’re a Master Pokemon Trainer and you’ve spent hours and hours and hours (and hours!) collecting and training Pokemon from Pokemon Emerald or other Pokemon games, you’re in luck. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl let you import your old Pokemon - and it’s super easy! All you have to do is plug your GBA game into your DS’ GBA game slot, tap a few buttons, and you’re all set.

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