Pokemon Platinum has been released in Japan, which means a flood of illegal rips of the game have swept the internet. Before you get excited, please understand that the game is in Japanese only. There is no English version available for download.
For this reason I don’t believe I will be taking any food out of the mouths of Nintendo employees by providing links to the game and an emulator that works with it. I’ll also provide a brief description of how to get the game up and running.
Here are the links to the game and emulator:
Once you have downloaded and extracted both, do the following:
- Double-click on the No$GBA.EXE
- Locate and select the Pokemon Platinum(J).nds ROM
You can alter any settings if you would like, this is just enough to get you started. I would recommend customizing the button arrangement by going to Options> Control Setup
Here is some elementary Japanese you may need to know:
??? = Back or Delete
??? = Done or End
?? = Yes or Correct
??? = No or Cancel
I haven’t played much because I wanted to get this post up. I reluctantly selected the male as my character… Something about his outfit just really rubs me the wrong way. I named my rival Jesus, aren’t I clever?
For those of you reading this at work, this is a great way to kill some time! If anyone has any other questions about getting the game working, or needs some help with Japanese let me know in the comments section.
Enjoy the game, and hopefully it will be hitting the States soon.
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