Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

New Pokemon Legend: Arceus footage gives us a closer look at wild Pokemon encounters

Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls may have been around for just a few weeks, but the next Pokemon game towards Switch isn’t really far away.

Pokemon Legend: Arceus will be launched on Nintendo’s platform on January 28th, taking fans to a new take in the Sinnoh region of the series with recent remakes of diamonds and pearls. As you probably already know, the game is set to take the series in a whole new direction, offering an open world style section, and exploring open, battles to play where you are.

Thanks to a new episode of the Cat Mario show on Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel, we were able to see a whole new video of the game today. The footage (as seen in the video below, starting with the 6-minute mark) will probably give you the best look ever about how these battles and wild Pokemon encounters actually take place. ..

As you can see, Pokemon themselves care about their own business in the wild – as you approach, they may notice your presence and be attacked or captured. Legend: Arceus seems to be a very seamless transition from exploration to combat and then exploration, rather than triggering a combat sequence, as fans are accustomed to in the main game.

There are many more footage if you miss a trailer from the past (see here, here, here) and it’s arguably one of the most interesting games released in the series for some time. 7 more weeks, everyone!