Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Overview Trailer Is Here

UPDATE: The Pokémon Company has released a 13-minute gameplay preview for this month’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus. If you’re trying to go in blind then I’d say skip this but for those who want to wade in, you’ll get a good idea of the new mechanics and systems.

Surprisingly, much of the video focuses on things such as discovery, crafting, and exploration. It also looks like we’ll be doing surveys of the Hisui region catching as many Pokémon as possible to learn about each one. You’ll also scout Pokémon to gather intel about them and how they interact with the world. It seems like a mix of familiar elements from previous spin-offs including Pokémon Snap.

New year, new Pokémon game as Nintendo is ramping up to launch Pokémon Legends: Arceus in just a few short weeks. This latest trailer focuses on an overview of the entire game and showcases some of the new mechanics coming to the series that I’m excited to see. Why do all these monsters look so… cursed though?

While the video has only been released in Japanese, it shouldn’t deter you from checking out what changes the developers are bringing to the Hisui region. In six minutes we see the game’s features and new systems and I’m sure you’ve heard the comparison to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but it’s hard not to see some of the game’s influence in the Hisui region.

Being able to capture Pokémon without the need to battle them is a massive change for the series and we’ve seen a lot of the mechanics shown so far but it’s a nice refresher coming off the holidays. What caught my eye was the massive Snorlax ready to attack the trainer in the video — we’re finally able to see the game come together and how different it is from the standard mainline entries we’ve had over the years. Instead of talking in tall grass, you can now also creep your way toward a potential Pokémon partner.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches on January 28, 2022.