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Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Pokémon Sword
ポケットモンスター ソード
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Pokémon Shield
ポケットモンスター シールド
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Logo for Pokémon Shield
Developer(s): Game Freak[1]
Publisher(s): Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Role-playing
Players: 1
Predecessor: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Successor: N/A
Ownership rights: N/A
Release dates
Worldwide:

Late 2019[2]

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are a pair of role-playing games and upcoming mainline titles in the Pokémon series, to be released for Nintendo Switch in late 2019.

Story[edit]

Pokémon Sword and Shield are set in the Galar region. The games star a young Pokémon Trainer who sets off on a journey to become Champion.[2]

Development[edit]

The Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that a core Pokémon installment was in development for Nintendo Switch during Nintendo's E3 2017 presentation. He would state, however, that it may not be released until 2018 at the earliest.[1] During a Pokémon press conference in May 2018, it was announced that the title was planned to release in late 2019.[3] The titles were fully revealed as Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield during a Pokémon Direct in February 2019.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017. Nintendo (YouTube; June 13, 2017). Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pokémon Direct 2.27.2019. Nintendo (YouTube; February 27, 2019). Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  3. Pokémon games unveiled for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo (May 29, 2019). Retrieved May 29, 2018.


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