Pokémon Platinum Version (ポケットモンスター プラチナ)
|Game Freak||Nintendo / The Pokémon Company||Nintendo DS||September 13, 2008 (JPN)
March 22, 2009 (NA)
May 14, 2009 (Aus)
May 22, 2009 (EU)
July 2, 2009 (KOR)
|CERO: A (JPN)
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|Description - Story/Information - Features - Screenshots|
Description:Pokémon Platinum Version (ポケットモンスター プラチナ) for the Nintendo DS is the third full RPG game for the Forth Generation of Pokémon. It was first released in Japan about two years after the release of its predecessors Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Version (ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド&パール) on September 13, 2008 for 4800 Yen.
Pokémon Platinum Version features all new Pokémon that were not include in previous generations. 107 new Pokémon have been added to the game bringing the overall total to 493. Making their debut are such Pokémon as Mime Jr., Lucario, and Weavile, and the three starter Pokémon are new as well. Players will choose from Fire-type Chimchar, Water-type Piplup, and Grass-type Turtwig to begin their adventure.
Pokémon Platinum Version also allows players to trade Pokémon from previous Pokémon games on the Game boy Advance. Utilizing the Nintendo DS and DS Lite's GBA slot, up to six Pokémon every twenty-four hours per Game Boy Advance cartridge can be transferred. Player must recapture their uploaded Pokémon before performing another transfer though.
Story/Information:The games take place in the Sinnoh region as players journey through the each region battling Trainers, Gym Leaders and eventually the Elite Four. Like the previous Pokémon games, Diamond and Pearl begin in the protagonist's hometown of Twinleaf Town (フタバタウン). Mt. Coronet is in the middle of Sinnoh and can be seen from miles away. In Pokémon Platinum Version, the Distortion World is seen above Mt. Coronet.
The protagonist and their rival travel together to Lake Verity (シンジこ) and on the way there they meet Professor Rowan (ナナカマド博士). After a short discussion with the professor, the player is given a choice to pick one of three new starter Pokémon that are in the briefcase: Turtwig (ナエトル), Chimchar (ヒコザル), or Piplup (ポッチャマ). While continuing on to Lake Verity, the hero encounters Cyrus (アカギ) who plays a large role in the overall story.
Pokémon Platinum Version (ポケットモンスター プラチナ) also includes a bunch of new areas and features that were not included in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Version. Below is a list of those new features.
Distortion World: As the story unfolds, players will encounter the mysterious new Distortion World, an area unlike any seen in a Pokémon video game before. The normal rules of time and space don't apply to this world, allowing the area to push the limits of the Pokémon game world. Players leap from pieces of land suspended in midair, walk sideways and even upside-down. The Distortion World, where the powerful Giratina resides, is somehow connected to the regular Pokémon world.
The Battle Frontier: The Battle Frontier area has been added to Sinnoh, containing five new Battle Facilities for Trainers to challenge, each with its own special rules. Each facility is run by one of five new Frontier Brains. The new battle formats in each facility allow players to challenge themselves in new ways.
Wi-Fi Plaza: Players can explore the new Wi-Fi Plaza, a virtual Pokémon amusement park filled with activities, including three new mini-games where up to 4 players can compete at once. Up to 20 players from around the world can connect together in the Wi-Fi Plaza to experience games, take part in parades and even see a fireworks show.
Enhanced Storyline: New characters add to the story, including Charon, a new Commander of the villainous Team Galactic and an undercover detective, codenamed Looker, who is in pursuit of Team Galactic. Looker will help you throughout your adventure. Team Galactic has a new scheme, they've turned their sights on all three Legendary titans of Sinnoh - Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.
- New 3d engine for the Nintendo DS.
- 107 new Pokémon have been added to the game bringing the overall total to 493.
- Pokétch, a wristwatch-like device, allows people to take advantage of the Nintendo DS's dual screens to run special applications.
- The DS Touch Screen has improved on the Pokémon gameplay system. When players choose an attack, the Touch Screen displays the important information – the move name, the move type and how many Power Points players have left. The item-select screen is broken down into categories, and all of the items are clearly organised within each section.
- Online Support: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows players to communicate through voice chat and trade their Pokémon as well as battle online.
- Trade Pokémon on the GTS network.
- A new Battle Recorder allows players to record their battles.