Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Announced

Nintendo has announced Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a remake of the 2006 roguelikes in which players take on the role of a human that has been transformed into a Pokemon.

Releasing on March 6, 2020, Rescue Team DX recreates the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team. Like those original games, players must take a personality test at the start of the adventure to determine the type of Pokemon they will become. Both the player’s form and their partner Pokemon are chosen from a pool of 16 creatures.

A demo will be available later today at 7am PT / 10am ET / 9pm UK, and save data can be transferred to the full game.

This remake not only recreates the roguelike dungeon exploration of the 2006 game, but also adds a few new features. Auto mode will automatically move the player character throughout the world, with the mode turning off during enemy encounters. An automatic attack system also allows players to unleash the most effective move against an enemy by tapping A, rather than selecting a move from the usual list of four options.

In an additional change, players will now be able to add Pokemon discovered in dungeons to their team, up to a maximum of eight. Should all members of the team be knocked out in battle, players can request rescue from another player or their own rescue team. After being restored, players can resume their adventure from where they fainted.

For more, check out the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass that was announced in the latest Nintendo Direct, as well as news about the launch of Pokemon Home.

Matt Purslow is IGN's News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.

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