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.

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Preorder Guide, Release Date and More

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.