Pokemon Becomes Open World With ‘Pokemon Legends: Arceus’

by Sage Ashford

Game Freak and The Pokemon Company announced a new game in the world of Pokemon, one that takes the franchise open world in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Set in the distant past of the Pokemon world, the franchise combines both action and RPG while the player explores the region of Sinnoh, choosing between Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as their starter.

More on the game below:

“A Bold New Direction

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements.

You’ll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex.

Catch Pokémon

To catch Pokémon in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, you can observe them to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball™, and let fly!

You can also have your ally Pokémon battle wild Pokémon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poké Ball holding your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, and you’ll seamlessly enter battle and command your Pokémon by choosing from moves it knows.

An Adventure in the Sinnoh of Days Gone By

You’ll be brought to the Sinnoh region, the setting for the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed.

All around, you’ll find Pokémon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh unlike the region you may remember from the days of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games.”

Pokemon Legends: Arceus launches in early 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.

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