Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have unveiled the next Pokémon game in the main series. The new game will come in two variants later this year: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Nintendo announced the new game on a live stream of Pokémon Direct. And if you’ve been playing Pokémon in the past, you’ll feel right at home. The world and character design resemble Pokémon Let’s Go on the Nintendo Switch, but with more detail.
There will be a new region called Galar that vaguely resembles the UK. In addition to cities, you will be walking through mountains, caves and forests. And of course, there will be new monsters, new gym leaders, new fights, and a blank Pokédex to fill.
Seeing this new world feels surreal when you think back to the GameBoy days. Nintendo is likely going to sell many games to new and older players who still have fond memories of the early days of the franchise.
The new playlist consists of three different monsters: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. You’ll have plenty of time to think about your choice, as the game should hit stores by the end of 2019.