Pokémon Sword And Pokémon Shield Announced

Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have announced the latest games in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Sword and Shield are the first core RPG games to come to the Nintendo Switch and bring a whole new region as well as new Pokémon too.

In the trailer for the games we got a look at multiple locations from the game which indicate that these games are based off of the United Kingdom with countryside fields and industrial cities.

Along with the debut gameplay trailer we got our first look at the three starters for generation 8. These of course took after the classic formula of a fire, grass and water types that have been a staple of the series.

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These were the only new Pokémon to be revealed during the trailer. We did see many other Pokémon from previous generations showcased however we are sure to be introduced to many more new Pokémon between now and the release of the game and potentially even kept as secrets to discover once the game comes out.

During the direct we also got a look at the Galar region map. The map doesn’t appear to be one to one based off of footage from the trailer however it does give you a better look at the environments and paths that players will take throughout the game.

Pokemon SS Galar Map Art

What do you think of the new region, gameplay and Pokémon? Let me know in the comments and be sure to check back for plenty of Sword and Shield content.

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