I haven't played the first game, I've heard that it isn't great, but Nintendo has been on kind of a roll lately, so my interest in piqued with Nintendo's announcement of a new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, rather than a numerical suffix they have decided to go with the SUPER prefix. That's how you know they mean business.
So what is Super Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (SPMD)? I couldn't have told you until today, but now that I know I'm pretty stoked. The game is essentially a Roguelike painted with a Pokemon shaped brush. I've read that the original is watered down, but I have hope for this sequel. Roguelike games are some of my favorite, if you're unfamiliar with the genre, basically you get one life, and you get a randomly generated level to navigate, the best in the business is Rogue Legacy, so if you're not sure if this type of game is for you check it out, I'll see you in a few months.
Nintendo claims the game will be released in North America late this year with a European follow up in early 2016. The first one sold like gangbusters. I hope that this one isn't afree to play, not that Nintendo has done a bod job with thier free to play fair, but I prefer to outright buy games that I want to play. I know for sure I'll get one copy of this for my son as he loves everything Pokemon.
Below is the announcement from pokemon.com
Look forward to the launch of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon in winter 2015, continuing in the legacy of the exciting Pokémon Mystery Dungeon video games! With dungeon layouts that change every time you enter them, the fun never ends! Battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world from a crisis in a tale of unprecedented scale.
Keep checking Pokemon.com for much more information about Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and get ready for the arrival of impressive mystery dungeons that will surpass all others!