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Pokémon Legends Arceus: Everything We Know So Far

Pokémon Legends Arceus is an up-and-coming open-world  RPG set in the Pokémon universe.
Pokémon Legends Arceus is an up-and-coming open-world RPG set in the Pokémon universe. / Photo courtesy of The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Legends Arceus is an up-and-coming open-world RPG set in the Pokémon universe. The game was revealed by The Pokémon Company during a Pokémon Presents live stream on Friday.

In addition to the new open-world RPG, Nintendo also revealed remakes of Pokémon Diamond and
Pokémon Pearl. The games, which will come out in late 2021, are called Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. The remakes will arrive roughly 15 years after the original release of Diamond and Pearl. Although Game Freak was the original studio behind the games, the revamped versions will be developed by ILCA.

Pokémon Legends Arceus: Everything We Know So Far

Pokémon Legends Arceus is set in the Sinnoh region of the Pokémon universe, where Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum took place. The region was inspired by the northern Japanese island of Hokkaidō, which is recognized for its volcanoes, ski resorts, and hot springs.

The game will follow the structure of an open-world RPG. As The Pokémon Company describes on its website, "Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements."

As usual, players will be able to catch and tame Pokémon as they explore the Sinnoh region. The main mission of the game is "to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon" in order to "create and complete the region’s first Pokédex." The starter Pokémon include Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.

The new Pokémon game is surely something that fans of the franchise will be looking forward to.
Pokémon Legends Arceus is scheduled to release in early 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.