Pokemon Legends Arceus Preload Time: How to Download Early

Pokemon is one of the longest-running titles Nintendo have. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set to shake up the formula somewhat with a new setting and an open world. Here's what you should know before release.

Latest - Out This Friday

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is finally almost here. You can play it for yourself as of this Friday. There aren't two games, as is the tradition for Pokemon, so it seems likely that the extra dev time went towards making this huge game.

Time will only tell how well the gamble pays off.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Release Date

Pokemon Legends: Arceus finally launches this Friday on January 28th. After years of waiting, it is almost here. This being said, some copies of the game have been spotted on store shelves by accident. You may be better off not googling the game too hard if you want to avoid any spoilers.

If you want to play it on day one and don't want to buy a price gouged copy online, you can preload the game on your Nintendo Switch.

How to Preload Pokemon Legends: Arceus

You can preload the game as of right now. If you have already preordered the game, you can download it from the store.

To preload a game on Nintendo Switch, you can go into your library and just set it to install. You can go into your full games list from your profile in the Eshop and look at all your available games.

It will often automatically download automatically if you buy it when the preload is available. This means that if you buy the game right now, it will download ready for the day.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Download Size

As of right now, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is around 6GB. This could get much bigger closer to the release date. As the team add more content and fix any bugs, this should change.

Taking up almost a fifth of the total storage of a Nintendo Switch, it may finally be time to invest in some storage solutions.

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