Set in the Hisui region, the new title will feature a different kind of gameplay from the usual Pokémon games fans are accustomed to, with a more 3D approach similar to the Wild area in Pokémon Sword and Shield. You’ll be joining the Galaxy Expedition Team’s Survey Corps, journeying around Jubilife Village and its surroundings to research, catch and incidentally combat various Pokémon in the area. Unlike many of the franchise’s previous games, players will now also be able to ride Pokémon, craft items from things you pick up, customize your trainer loadout, and also explore integrated photography.
As for the creatures you’ll be encountering, aside from revolving around the mythical Pokémon Arceus, the game will also introduce Wyrdeer as well as Hisuian variants of Braviary, Growlithe, Voltorb, Zoroark and Zorua. Starting Pokémon offered include Rowlet, Cyndaquil and Oshawatt.
For the Pokémon fans out there, Pokémon Legends: Arceus will arrive on the Nintendo eShop on January 28.
Elsewhere in gaming, a Baki: King of Souls mobile game has been announced for later this year.