Well, the news is finally here about the brand new additions to the Pokemon party – all thanks to a surprise Pokemon Direct announcement that went live at 2PM.
Titled Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, the two games will release simultaneously in “late 2019.” Check out the video announcement in full below!
Some of the new things we can expect with the launch of the eighth generation of everyone’s favourite pocket monsters include a brand-new region to explore and new critters to collect.
The three starter Pokemon you can choose from are the brand-spanking-new Grookey (chimp), Scorbunny (bunny) and Sobble (water).
Whether you go for Sword or Shield, both game will be set in the new Galar region, which boasts “idylic countryside,” “snow-covered mountains,” “vast plains” and cities.
Sharing a lot of graphical similarities with Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, it’ll be interesting to see if the Pokeball controller can be used in the new games.
Let’s go down the list:
New Game ✅
New Region ✅
New Pokémon ❓
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 27, 2019
As for an open-world Pokemon game, GameByte had a look into how that might work. Check it out in the video below!
this might be the first #pokemon game where I’ll get both versions
it doesn’t look bad although 2/3 of the starter designs wasn’t interesting to me
but I’ve been playing a lot of traditional pkmn(besides let’s go)#PokemonDirect #pokemonswordshield #pokemonsword #pokemonshield pic.twitter.com/LETUz9E9Sd
— Mr. Skate & Watch (@MrSkateandWatch) February 27, 2019
Are you excited for Pokemon Sword and Shield? Which starter Pokemon has caught your eye?
Pokéfans! Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield have officially been announced. Are you excited to take your first step in the beautiful Galar region? Which starter will you be choosing? pic.twitter.com/HKA0vD5PFi
— Pokecenterloot (@PokeCenterLoot) February 27, 2019
Featured Image Credit: Nintendo/Game Freak
Words By Lara Jackson