Pokemon is entering a new era with the release of a new game. 2 years ago, the CEO of the Pokemon Company announced that development of new games is underway and that they’ll be a start of something never seen before.
Just a month or two ago, we finally got our first look at what Pokemon has in store for the future, and it looks like it is going to to be the most prominent Pokemon project to date. Pokemon’s new line of the game is going to be called Pokemon: Sword and Shield. In this post, we’ll be talking about everything that we know related to this game. So, let’s get started!
Pokemon: Sword and Shield marks the start of a new era, the eighth generation of Pokemon in an entirely new region that is called Galar. The concept of the game is pretty much the same.
The player goes on an adventure across the region, encountering plenty of wild Pokemon, facing trainers, and collecting badges. That’s always been the premise of the game, and of course, that will never change. However, the gameplay has been completely redefined, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
The Galar region is identical to the real-world United Kingdom, and I think that’s pretty obvious once you look at the whole map. As with each region, there are three new starter Pokemon. We have a Grass-type named Grookey, a Fire-type named Scorbunny, and a Water-type named Sobble.
The game is scheduled for a 2019 Release, but we don’t know when exactly that will be. If I had to guess, I’d say it’ll be out in the second half of 2019, preferably around September.
Updated on May 2, 2019:
People have been wondering about the release date of Pokemon Sword and Shield and it looks like we finally have a window for its release now. From what we know, we’ll get a bunch of new information on the game on May 10, and also a lot of other details. The whole schedule on the game has been leaked apparently and you can look at it down below:
May 10: New trailer
May 15: Corocoro reveal of the box art
June 27 – A panel at Salt Lake City Comic Con
July 10 – Gen 8 Funko Pops
July 20 – A panel at San Diego Comic Con
August 29 – Panel at a PAX
September 12 to 14 – Tokyo Game Show
September 15 – More reveals from Corocoro magazine
October 4 – New York Comic Con and a promotional tour
October 11 – More promotional tours, one in Europe and the other in one of the Americas
October 12 – Panel at PAX Australia and an Australian promotional tour
November 2 – Nintendo and Game Freak event at EGX Berlin
November 15 to 20 – Pokemon Sword and Shield Release Date
Are you excited for Pokemon Sword and Shield? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!