Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Require Critical Updates at Launch

You’ll want to be ready to hit download right on release day!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 11/10/2021 22:44 Comment on this     ShareThis

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Brilliant Pearl are a mere week and a few days away from their November 19 launch. While most folks will want to jump right into the games at release, those who will be getting the physical versions of the two games should take note. It seems that a sizable, critical update will be required for both games.

According the official Pokémon Twitter account, v 1.1.o of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will available starting November 11. Here are the full patch notes:

Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing November 11, 2021)

  • Communication functions added for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room, and Mystery Gift
    • You’ll be able to enjoy local and internet communication functions of game features like the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room. You’ll also be able to receive gifts via Mystery Gift.
  • Post–Hall of Fame elements added
    • Some game elements you’ll be able to enjoy after entering the Hall of Fame, such as Ramanas Park, will be implemented.
    • Note: If you have game data that reflects that you have already entered the Hall of Fame, you can play these elements immediately after updating the software.
  • Some in-game movies and animation added
    • Certain animated scenes and movies, including the opening movie that plays when the software is opened and the ending movie, will be implemented.
    • Note: An opening movie has been added that plays when the software is opened. You can see it by closing the game and re-opening it with existing save data.
    • Note: An ending movie has been added. Even if you have already reflected entering the Hall of Fame on your save data, you can see the ending by entering the Hall of Fame again.
  • Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

If you’re wondering why the update will be out tomorrow and not on 11.19, presumably it’s for media members getting in their reviews of the games prior to launch. As the notes indicate, there’s a lot of content being added (to the tune of over 3GB of data), especially some beginning and end game material that is presumably critical to the experience. Keep in mind that those buying the two games digitally will automatically have the patch installed as part of the initial download of the games.

Are you planning on buying Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl? What do you think of the update news? Tell us down in the comments!

Source: Pokémon Twitter Page

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