Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is A New Open-World Game Coming In 2022

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Set in the Sinnoh Region of old, Pokémon Legends Arceus is a new approach to open-world Pokémon games coming to the Nintendo Switch in early 2022.

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In Pokémon Legends Arceus, players travel to the Sinnoh Region, choose Rowlett, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as their partner, and set about filling out the region’s very first Pokédex. There’s a mystery to solve involving the legendary pocket monster Arceus, as suggested in the title.

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Players can catch monsters by throwing balls or engaging in battles, so it sounds sorta like an evolution of the Let’s Go series.

Developed by Game Freak, Pokémon Legends Arceus is due out in early 2022. All we gotta do is get through 2021, and we’ll be good.

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Finally, the Pokemon equivalent to BotW and Mario Odyssey! What we may have gotten if Gamefreak believed in the Switch from the start.

Very interested to see where this goes. The potential is huge.