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29 September 2009 – Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, the latest edition in the dungeon-based role-playing series that has sold over 10,000,000 copies internationally, is coming to Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS across Europe on 20th November.
A follow-up to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, the stunning new game has been enriched with new hero and partner Pokémon, new stories, and extended wireless capabilities. Fans of the earlier games and newcomers to the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series will find themselves immersed in the exploration of mysterious settings and caught up in the beautifully interwoven storyline, which reveals an unknown and unexpected truth about the future.
After a series of questions at the start of the game determine which Pokémon you will become it’s not long before you select another Pokémon to become your partner on an adventure of exploration and discovery, taking in a variety of mysterious dungeons that change shape each time you play.
For the first time in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Explorers of Sky allows you to become or partner with Phanpy, Vulpix, Riolu, Shinx and Eevee, bringing the total roster of hero Pokémon to nineteen and partner Pokémon to twenty-one.
There are no set ‘maps’ in Explorers of Sky. The layout and the items you find all change each time you enter a dungeon, making each time you play a fresh, new experience. In the beginning, you will only team up with your partner Pokémon in the dungeons, but as the game progresses you can recruit additional Pokémon too.
Gameplay follows a turn-based structure as you explore the ever-changing dungeons and encounter friends, enemies and nasty traps. You will be able to meet and befriend more than 490 Pokémon on your adventure, including one of the most recently discovered Pokémon, Shaymin.
The ever-present fear of being defeated in the dungeon by enemy Pokémon and losing half of your money and some of your items in the process, will keep you on your toes. But, if the worst happens and you are defeated,you can often be rescued, either by nearby friends over a DS Wireless Connection, or by faraway friends using a password and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. A successful ‘Friend Rescue’ means that you won’t lose any money or items!
As well as rescuing fallen friends in their games, Explorers of Sky features extended wireless gameplay options. You can access special additional missions via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and you have the ability to send a demo version of the game to a friend’s Nintendo DSi or DS over a local wireless connection.
New ‘Special Episodes’ enhance the story of the series, and allow you take control of and see the world through the eyes of other characters that shape our hero’s adventure. Buried secrets of the Guild Members and other events that happened outside the main storyline will also come to light.
There are dozens of mysteries waiting to be discovered and unravelled in this latest game in a much-loved series. Throw yourself into the adventure when Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky launches across Europe on 20 November for Nintendo DS and DSi.