Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is a game franchise that follows the trend of bringing Pokémon together with a more open-world and immersive game. Sure, games like Pokémon Sword and Shield added to the immersion factor with more open-world areas, but the formula is getting a bit long in the tooth after all these years. The introduction of more depth in exploration mechanics, puzzle-solving and adventures in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is a welcome change.
The core idea of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games is to blend the RPG-lite mechanics of the core monster-battling franchise with a dungeon crawler, and it works really well. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX takes this idea and brings it into a new generation. This new Switch title is a remake of the original 2 DS games, and with it comes a host of changes and improvements.
Check out the trailer for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX down below.
While the gameplay hasn’t changed much from the two original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, there are certainly visual improvements to appreciate. By also polishing up the gameplay loop from the older games, players should find plenty to enjoy that way as well. Players take a personality test when booting up the game that will influence the gameplay for example, mostly in subtle ways.
Players take on the role of a Pokémon who has been tasked with a simple mission of exploration and rescue. As you explore the dark caves and other locales of the Pokémon world, there will be lost Trainers and Pokémon that you have to help out. It’s an exercise in both brainpower and time management to get them out before you yourself get trapped.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is set to launch on March 6th for the Nintendo Switch.