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.
Preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus
You can preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus for the usual $60 at major retailers. As of yet, no preorder bonuses have been announced. 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.