A new spin-off for the Pokémon franchise is on its way to the Nintendo Switch early next year. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an open-world RPG set in the Sinnoh region and it launches on January 28th, 2022. Though the game is still a ways off, you can preorder it now through multiple retailers. The Pokémon Company just gave an extensive new look at the game, which gives some great insight at what we can expect.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Preorder Bonus
Preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus physically or digitally, and you’ll get the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set, as shown above.
Any who purchases and downloads the game from the Nintendo eShop before May 9th, 2022, will also receive a code for 30 in-game Heavy Balls. Both the Balls and the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set can be obtained via the Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
So far, the only physical Pokémon Legends: Arceus preorder bonus is available via the Pokémon Center. Preorder there and you’ll also get the Arceus Sitting Cuties Plush (while supplies last). Other physical preorder bonuses will likely be announced closer to games launch.
Preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus
You can preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus for the usual $60 at major retailers. If you wish to preorder the game check out the retailers selling it below.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set in a much earlier time period than the main entries. You play as a trainer who is indexing the Sinnoh region’s first Pokédex. Sinnoh’s Pokémon Professor has brought three Pokémon to Sinnoh–Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott–and of course, you get to choose one as your starter Pokémon. The legendary Pokémon which the game is named after, Arceus, is heart of the story and described as an “Alpha Pokémon.”
Pokémon can be caught one of two ways. You can track them and throw a Poké Ball, or you can engage in the traditional turn-based combat. It’s unknown if there will be battles against other trainers.
Pokémon Legends Arceus was revealed alongside Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which are remakes of the Gen 4 titles in the series that are also set in the Sinnoh region. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are also available to preorder now, and got their own release date as well.