Pokemon Legends: Arceus in development
Next game promises open world exploration
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have announced Pokémon Legends: Arceus, coming to Nintendo Switch.
Arceus promises new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far. To catch wild Pokémon, players can study the Pokémon’s behaviours, sneak up to them, then throw Poké Balls. Players can also battle wild Pokémon with their ally Pokémon. By throwing the Poké Ball holding their ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, players will seamlessly enter battle.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus brings Trainers to Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl was established. Players will embark to create the region’s first Pokédex, and will be able to choose either Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as their first partner Pokémon.
Developed by Game Freak, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is planned for a 2022 launch.