The internet is still slowly recovering from all the new Pokémon Legends Arceus Leaks. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the first-ever role-playing game in the franchise. The game was all set to premiere soon, but leaks of the game have begun surfacing. Eager players have taken it to Reddit and Twitter to share their excitement over the game. Many of the leaks were found and shut down, but observant fans have spotted many clues. So, when is the game officially coming out? Where can you play it? Keep reading to know more.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an upcoming game in the vast franchise. The game was announced as part of Pokémon25. Game Freak developed the game under the direction of Kazumasa Iwao. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are publishing the game. The game will serve as a prequel to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl series. It is part of the eight generation of the Pokemon game franchise.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Leaks Before Official Release
The new Pokémon Legends: Arceus got leaked before the official release. The leaks started surfacing on Reddit on January 19, 2022. Soon, they spread like wildfire and bombarded other social media platforms. The leaks included pictures and videos of the game. It also included pictures of the complete Pokédex and the map screen. Many spoilers of the game even included the post-game rewards and pictures of some of the Pokemon.
The game makers have taken down many of the spoilers and leaks from the players as soon as possible. However, some of the leaks still remain on the internet. Upon investigation, it they found out that it was due to early purchase of the game. Some of the stores started selling the game before the release date. So, many players got their hands over the game days before the official release date. These eager players then took to their socials to share their reviews of the game.
The official YouTube channel of Pokémon released a thirteen-minute gameplay video on January 13, 2022. The video included a preview of what the game would be like. The game will be located in the Hisuian region, present-day Sinnoh region. As the game is a prequel, it will take many years in the past. The game is a single-player game where the protagonist explores and observes Pokémon.
The main player is part of the survey corps and must work as a researcher. The player must explore, catch types of Pokémon, observe and catalog them. Doing so will level up the MC in the Survey Corps and get funds to buy materials. The player starts their journey in the Jubilife village, which serves as a base for the Survey Corps. In addition to the main story missions, the MC can choose to interact with the villagers and help them by clearing requests.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Release Date
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will the first action role-playing game of the vast franchise. The upcoming game was announced as part of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Pokémon Franchise. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will release worldwide on January 28, 2022. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch players. For more content like this, stay tuned.