While the chosen chibi art style for the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl aren’t to everyone’s liking, for those not particularly keen on a more modern Sinnoh based adventure, Game Freak has seen fit to develop a game that will take players back in time, where they will have the freedom to explore a Sinnoh of the past.
We are of course talking about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and it turns out, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, really weren’t kidding when they said about an early 2022 release date, as it has now been confirmed that Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be releasing on January 28, 2022 and below we are sharing absolutely everything we currently know about the upcoming release:
Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo Switch)
Release Date: January 28, 2022 (Worldwide)
Developer: Game Freak
Genre: Action, Role-Playing
Game File Size: TBD
Retail Price: $59.99
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.
- Build the first Pokédex in the history of the Sinnoh region
- Explore the Sinnoh region of the past
- Action meets RPG in this new take on the Pokémon series
- Learn about the Pokémon Arceus, the key to this mysterious tale
First revealed: February 26, 2021
Reveal Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUW1ZWAq09M
Yes, the game did look rather rough in its initial reveal trailer, but that is based on gameplay from a demo build running in December 2020, which gives the game and its developers, plenty of time to fine-tune everything and getting it to look more akin to the open-world Pokémon game many of us have been imagining since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.