When will Pokémon Legends: Arceus be released?

It won't be available this year.
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The Pokémon Company introduced a new action RPG game for the Nintendo Switch today called Pokémon Legends: Arceus. And while it’s not coming out this year, the hype for it is still real. 

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The game will still include all the basics that you expect from a Pokémon game, like battles, catching Pokémon, and filling out your Pokédex. But the traditional top-down, 2D nature of the game is being replaced with a third-person, 3D graphics system.

Players will also travel around the Sinnoh region “as it existed in the past” before it was the way we learned about it from Diamond and Pearl

As for when the game releases, Nintendo officially confirmed on May 26 that the game will be launching on Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022. A few months after the Diamond and Pearl remakes come out (Nov 2021) so there is a lot to look forward to in the new year for Pokémon fans worldwide!

To learn more about what the game will offer, here’s everything we already know about the game.

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