There’s A Surprise Pokémon News Showcase On Sunday, And Hopefully We’ll See Arceus

There’s A Surprise Pokémon News Showcase On Sunday, And Hopefully We’ll See Arceus
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The Pokémon Company is hosting a showcase on its YouTube channel this Sunday, February 27 — the holy occasion known ‘round the world as Pokémon Day. Though the company has yet to detail the specific games the 14 minute pre-recorded video will cover, it’s a safe bet we’ll get some new info about the latest game in the series, January’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Arguably the first blockbuster of the year (with apologies to Rainbow Six Extraction), Pokémon Legends: Arceus breaks the mould of what we’ve come to expect from Pokémon games over the past 25 years. Rather than your standard formula of “befriend monster, visit small town, tell monster to beat up gym leader,” it’s a bit more akin to a Monster Hunter-style role-playing game. It’s also set way in the past, and takes place in the Hisui region back when Pocket Monsters were, y’know, actually monsters. (Fun fact: In the modern timeline, Hisui is now Sinnoh, where Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which received remakes last year, are set.) It is, needless to say, darker than the kid-friendly tone for which the series is known.

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Over the past week, the Pokémon Company has doled out a drip feed of news regarding plans for its games in celebration of Pokémon Day. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl recently received the Colosseum feature, and the mobile game Pokémon Unite is kicking off a holiday-themed event on Sunday, adding Hoopa to the game. But word about Legends: Arceus — the biggest and newest Pokémon game — has been mum. Perhaps Pokémon Day is the day.

Earlier this month, modders discovered a hidden room in Pokémon Legends: Arceus containing assets of a Nintendo Switch console, suggesting a possible tie-in to modern-day Sinnoh is in the pipeline. For a game about a god creature that can distort space-time, anything — including far-fetched DLC — is possible.



  • Nice copy and paste job you got there. Couldn’t even bother to adjust the times for your Aussie readers? This being Kotaku’s Australian page and all…

    It’s 1:00 am Monday, btw.

  • Well I can’t wait to see what The Pokemon Company has in store for this Pokemon Presents showcase. I really want to see an Expansion Pass added to Pokemon Legends Arceus just like what they done to both Pokemon Sword and Shield. I also want to see if we’re getting any more information on adding our recently caught Pokemon from Pokemon Legends Arceus on to Pokemon Home.
    I also want to see some classic PokePark Wii games come to Nintendo Switch PokePark Pikachu’s Adventure and PokePark 2 Wonders Beyond.
    Also I want to see when Game Freak will be bringing back the Zeraora event so that players can claim a shiny Zeraora at the end of the event.

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