12/09/08 English Platinum Release Date

Platinum is scheduled to be released in North America on March 22nd, 2009.

With this, it has also been revealed that the new Galactic admin Pluto has been named Charon - most likely to avoid confusion with Disney's Pluto, although what Mickey Mouse names his dog really should not affect what video game villains can be called and particularly not when they stole the name from a planet (okay, no longer a planet, but still), which stole the name from Roman mythology, anyway. For those who don't know, Charon is Pluto's moon, so this does not break the planetary theme; in fact, Charon is so large that it is better to say that it and Pluto orbit one another than that Charon orbits Pluto, so Charon is not that much of a "lesser" name than Pluto, really. And Pluto sounds kind of silly on an elderly mad scientist type, while Charon seems a lot more appropriate (and is more likely to have immediate "evil" connotations in a player's mind than Pluto is, thanks to Disney), so I think it's a fairly good change regardless.

The "Torn World" is now called the Distortion World, which I don't think has quite the same ring to it as "Torn World", but I like it anyway. It is more torn than distorted, in general, but what the heck.

Dialga, Palkia and Giratina as a unit are officially called the "Legendary Titans". Weren't Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres referred to as "titans" in the second movie or something like that? Eh. Not that it's of much importance.

Lastly, the detective Handsome's codename is now Looker, which I don't like nearly as much. D: But that might just be because I found the idea of a detective who calls himself Handsome very amusing to start with and Looker just doesn't have the same air to it. Oh, well.


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Looker is another word for handsome, beautiful, hawt, etc. In other words, if someone is a looker, they look hawt. ;D
But I like the name Handsome better than Looker, like you. But that's because I'm used to the Japanese names for stuff like that.
On the note of Charon/Pluto, all I want to say is SCREW YOU DISNEY. Yep, I honestly hate Disney. Not over this, though.
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I like Charon, though. Boatman of the Styx and all that. Much mory creepy and villainous than Pluto. Distortion World is meh, but at least they didn't totally kill it...

...I really like Charon as a villian name, yah.
Charon sounds like Karen... kinda... like the Elite Four member in GSC that used Dark Pokemon. Maybe that's a bit appropriate... but .... meh.