‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Open-world Game Finally Announced

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Anastasia Basheer

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Pokémon fans are finally getting an open-world Pokémon adventure.

According to Business Insider, “For years, Pokémon video game fans have been clamoring for an open-world version of the wildly popular game series…they finally got exactly that.”

The Pokémon Company made announced in a video presentation on Feb. 21 stating, “‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ is an open-world Pokémon game headed to the Nintendo Switch in ‘early’ 2022.”

According to Pokémon.com, “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.”

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The Verge.com explained the game’s basic premise as, “As trainers explore the natural expanses in ‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’, they’ll encounter pokémon that call these grand vistas home.

“To catch wild pokémon, players can study the pokémon’s behaviors, 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. This new gameplay angle is intended to provide trainers with an immersive experience.”

The game’s trailer can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUW1ZWAq09M&feature=youtu.be.

The company also revealed remakes of classics Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and both games will become available on the Switch.

It was also reported that, “The last major Pokémon release was Sword and Shield on the Switch, which debuted in 2019. This game introduced an open-world-like region called the Wild Area, hinting at this next evolution.”

“Also on the way is a League of Legends-style multiplayer game, called Pokémon Unite, which is going into open beta in March (in Canada, at least), as well as a new version of the beloved Pokémon Snap.”

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