Pokemon Legends Arceus Release Date: When does it come out?

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Game Freak's new Pokemon game - Pokemon Legends Arceus - is going to be a little different from the Pokemon games of the past. This could be the Pokemon game we've been waiting for, though, so there's a lot to look forward to. Pokemon Legends Arceus is going to blend open-world action-RPG gameplay with traditional Pokemon mechanics to create a brand new experience with new-found depth for the Nintendo Switch.

If you're wondering when Pokemon Legends Arceus comes out, here's the release date that's been attributed.

When does Pokemon Legends Arceus come out?

At the moment, Pokemon Legends Arceus is slated to launch on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive on January 28th, 2022. The Hisui Region is going to be yours for the taking and this Pokemon game is going to be a must-play, whether you end up liking it or not. It's going to be so different to what we know from Pokemon, it really is ground-breaking.

Your task is to complete the region's first-ever Pokedex! This is going to be a title that champions exploration and discovery - but Pokemon battling is still very much a part of the experience.

However, it's going to be a little different. The flow of battle is changing, for lack of a better phrase, and it's going to be much more complex than the simple turn-based combat of older Pokemon games. If the stats are in your favour, you might find that you can make more than one move in a row!

Here's a brief look at what's coming, straight from Nintendo themselves...

" Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. Mount Coronet rises from the center, surrounded on all sides by areas with distinct environments. In this era—long before the events of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games—you can find newly discovered Pokémon like Wyrdeer, an evolution of Stantler, and new regional forms like Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Zorua, and Hisuian Zoroark! Along the way, uncover the mystery surrounding the Mythical Pokémon known as Arceus."

If you pre-order Pokemon Arceus Legends on the Nintendo eShop, you can get your hands on the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and the Baneful Fox Mask. These will be available through the games' Mystery Gift feature. Check back when we're a little closer to launch for more information on how to access this in-game!

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