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

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