Pokémon Sword and Shield Officially Revealed for Nintendo Switch

During today’s Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct, eager fans have finally been given a title and release date. We know the new generation has been in the works for quite awhile so it comes with great relief some of the wait is finally over!

Pokémon Sword and Shield has just been announced as the new title. Players will explore the Galar region discovering new Pokémon. It features a number of different environments with many contemporary settings. There also appears to be a more sports-oriented type of feature that we will have to wait for more detail.

The Galar region is very industrialized in some locations. The titles of the games and the tagline, “forge a path to greatness,” echo this theme. Perhaps many Pokémon found here also have jobs to help build communities. Based on the map it appears like a very large island laid out in a linear fashion. Perhaps trainers start at the bottom and make their way to the top or get placed right in the middle, we’ll have to wait and see.

There are still so many questions we have about the new game but those will be answered in due time. Check out more of the reveal in the trailer below and wait for the game to release in late 2019. And visit the official website for even more information.