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New Pokmon To Make Diamond-And-Pearl-Studded Debut

December 20, 2006

New Pokémon To Make Diamond-And-Pearl-Studded Debut

Gotta Catch 'Em All! The Next Generation of Pokémon Soon Will Be Here

Pokémon trainers of the world, unite! How else will you manage to complete your Pokédex and challenge the sinister plot of Team Galactic? On April 22, Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon® Pearl, the Pokémon series for the best-selling Nintendo DS™ game system, become available in the Americas. These two titles represent the latest adventure in the popular Pokémon franchise.

Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl offer a number of exciting new features to please both experienced and new Pokémon fans alike. Set in an entirely new region called "Sinnoh," players can choose to begin their adventure as either a boy or girl Pokémon trainer on a path to becoming Pokémon League Champion. The adventure continues as players can bring Pokémon from their Game Boy® Advance Pokémon games to Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl using the GBA game slot on their Nintendo DS.

As players trade and collect Pokémon to complete their Pokédex in this new challenge, for the first time they'll have the chance to catch new Pokémon, Munchlax™ and Weavile™. They also can play via local wireless with up to eight other trainers while new moves and abilities deepen strategy.

"After recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Pokémon franchise continues to get stronger," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "These two new titles represent the best that Pokémon has to offer, and a great opportunity for Game Boy users to upgrade to Nintendo DS."

Unique pre-sell styluses featuring new Pokémon from the new series will be available by reserving the game early at participating retailers. Stay tuned for more details about this special offer. Pokémon games continue to be wildly popular around the world, with more than 155 million units sold worldwide through September 2006. Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl are currently shattering sales records in Japan since their September launch.

Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for Nintendo DS will be available April 22, and are Rated E for Everyone.

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