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Pokémon Legends Arceus Has Release Date Set for January 2022

An open world Pokémon adventure! The new open world Pokémon game finally has a release date! Pokémon Legends Arceus will launch for Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2022. Here’s...

An open world Pokémon adventure!

The new open world Pokémon game finally has a release date! Pokémon Legends Arceus will launch for Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2022. Here’s a brief description, along with a trailer!

Trailer:

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Pokémon series takes a bold new direction, fusing action with RPG elements. The game takes place in the Sinnoh region of the past, long before the events of Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version. As the game’s protagonist, the player will set out to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex by catching, surveying, and researching the wild Pokémon that live there.​

Description:

Action meets RPG as the Pokémon series reaches a new frontier

Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus, a brand new game from Game Freak that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series. Explore natural expanses to catch Pokémon by learning their behavior, sneaking up, and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle. This new angle on Pokémon gameplay will deliver an immersive, personal experience brought to life by both Pokémon and humans.

Travel to the Sinnoh region of old

Explore the Sinnoh region from the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games, but long before the events of those titles. In this era, the Sinnoh region is filled with Pokémon living in harsh environments. Set out to create the region’s first Pokédex and discover the secrets of a long-gone time. At the start of your adventure, you can choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as your dependable partner. Along the way, a mystery surrounding the Pokémon known as Arceus will begin to unfold.

Pokémon Legends Arceus will cost $59.99 USD on Switch eShop.