Pokemon Sword & Shield, the latest pair of Pokemon games that is set to kick off Gen 8, was revealed earlier via a Nintendo Direct, and The Pokemon Company has released more info on the game and its region, Galar, via a press release.
Check out the introduction to the Galar region below:
The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games take place in the Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. Fans will have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in the Galar region in their quest to become Champion. They will not be alone, since the newly discovered Pokémon they choose to be their first partner will be by their side.
“Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest exciting adventures in the Pokémon video game journey that began twenty-three years ago on this day,” said Mr. Ishihara. “Since then, Trainers around the world have discovered new Pokémon, engaged in epic battles, and made countless memories along the way. We look forward to continuing this journey by exploring a stunning new region in the Pokémon universe when the games launch later this year on Nintendo Switch.”
Check out more screenshots of the region below:
Here’s the full map of Galar below:
A mischievous Chimp Pokémon that is full of boundless curiosity.
A Rabbit Pokémon that is always running about, bursting with energy.
A somewhat timid Water Lizard Pokémon that shoots out attacks as it hides itself in the water.
Finally, here are the logos for Pokemon Sword & Shield:
You can find the reveal trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield in our previous post here.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released in late 2019 for the Nintendo Switch..