Pokémon Shield heralds the arrival of Generation 8 of the longstanding series. But are the new features enough to overcome the game’s past?
Pokémon Sword / Shield
The eighth mainline generation Pokémon title comes to Nintendo Switch.
The Pokémon Company
This week in Q&A Quest we discuss Romancing SaGa 3. We also discuss other recent releases and of course answer your questions via long tangents.
We’re all Pokécrazy this week, with Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, Kelley and Peter all discussing their Pokétales and where the series could go moving forward. Josh is the odd man out, but he’s got interesting demos to share instead, so it’s cool. Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a short show?!
This week in Q&A Quest we gush about Pokémon Sword & Shield. We also discuss games we love but struggle to recommend.
Alright folks, it’s out so it’s time to feel out if the Dexit folks were right or wrong. We also hear about Path of Exile 2 and more RPG news than you’d expect at this time of year. But let’s be honest, we just want to go back to leveling up our starters.
The region of Galar will be getting an influx of new trainers shortly. Pokémon Sword and Shield received a quick trailer ahead of their launch on Friday.
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New quality-of-life items and features are making their way to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Details of the game’s first official tournament are also present.
More Gigantamax forms have been revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Original critters Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree will all be able to change into special forms in Galar.
With less than two months to go to release, Pokémon Sword and Shield are getting a month’s worth of info. Get ready for more details throughout October.
Another new Pokémon has been confirmed for the Galar region. Farfetch’d’s new evolution Sirfetch’d will be appearing in Pokémon Sword this November.
Nintendo held a Direct presentation today chock-full of RPGs. Headlines include Switch versions for Xenoblade Chronicles, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and Divinity: Original Sin II, plus a release date for Game Freak’s Little Town Hero, a new demo for Daemon X Machina, and some more Pokémon Sword and Shield features.
Absent from Gamescom this year, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company instead sent out a video message regarding the latest generation of Pokémon games. Director Shigeru Ohmori introduces a new locale in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
The 2019 Pokémon World Championships are happening this weekend, with The Pokémon Company using the opportunity to provide more details about Pokémon Sword and Shield. The details include some online battle options, and new items and abilities to make tactical use of.
Another update provides plenty of details and media for the newest generation of Pokémon games. The Pokémon Company reveals some new forms of existing Pokémon and a couple of brand new ones, with two new rivals also showing themselves.
More details and media have been released for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Included in the latest update are details about an extension of Dynamaxing, as well as new characters and Pokémon.
Pokémon Sword and Shield were present at this year’s E3 ahead of their worldwide release this November. As a newcomer to the series, Pascal Tekaia isn’t able to comment on the more nuanced changes in the games, but found out why so many are looking forward to them.
Pokémon Sword and Shield is one of a large number of titles that Nintendo brought to this year’s E3. The first day of the event provided an introduction to Water-type Gym Leader Nessa, and an appearance during the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast.
Nintendo posted a new Direct presentation dedicated to the next generation of Pokémon games. Pokémon Sword and Shield will introduce some new combat elements when they release in November.
The eighth generation of Pokémon titles has officially been announced in a mini-Direct. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will come to Switch worldwide in late 2019 and take players to new region of Galar.
2019 already has plenty of titles to get excited for. The RPGamer staff picked out a selection of games they are most anticipating and are keen to hear what readers are looking forward to.