First two games in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series return to North America!
More classic Pokémon games hit the Wii U Virtual Console this week with the rerelease of the first two games in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, are now available through the Nintendo eShop for residents in North America!
Developed in conjunction with Chunsoft, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games are a separate spin-off series of Pokémon games that’s part of a larger series of titles featuring similar gameplay under the “Mystery Dungeon” moniker. Not only is the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series notable for giving you direct control of a Pokémon, but also one of the few series of games where Pokémon actually talk!
Originally released in North America back in 2006, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team launched on both the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. You play as a human who’s been turned into a Pokémon, and must uncover the source of a recent string of natural disasters by forming a Rescue Team and venturing out into the world, thwarting rival teams and putting a stop to chaotic legendary Pokémon.
Released in North America back in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is the third entry of the sequel series of games following Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. Combining elements from both of its predecessors and adding brand new missions alongside a host of improvements, Explorers of Sky is considered to be the best version of the Explorers sequels and a fan-favourite among players of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.
Red Rescue Team sells for $7.99 USD, while Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Sky sell for $9.99 USD each.
Glad we’re finally getting the Virtual Console versions of the Mystery Dungeon titles! We might be getting the Pokémon Ranger titles in North America soon enough, if this release is any indication.