As scheduled, recently a Nintendo Direct focused on Pokemon Sword and Shield was broadcasted, the new installments of the franchise for Nintendo Switch. Thanks to this, we already know more details about the Galar region and its new creatures.
One of the good news is that Pokemon Sword and Shield already has a release date. Both titles will debut on the hybrid console on November 15. The games will be sold separately, but there will also be a special package with both titles.
Of course, Nintendo also revealed gameplay details, including some surprises that will undoubtedly thrill fans. The most recent trailer of the games first shows us some combats where we see new creatures of Galar, such as Wooloo, Gossifleur, Drednaw and Corviknight. Also, we see in action Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble, the initial Pokémon.
One of the most striking things is that it will introduce a spectacular variant of the Pokemon, because you can fight with giant creatures. This will happen in special battles and in gyms. This will be possible thanks to a new phenomenon called Dynamax, which will increase the size and power of the creatures.
This ability can be used once per battle, but it will only last 3 turns. For this reason, it will be essential to use this option with a strategy to take advantage of its full potential. Also, there will be Max Raid Battles, where several players will join to fight against a wild Pokemon with Dynamax. It is important to mention that the Max Raid Battles can be enjoyed both locally and online.
In addition, the titles will have broader regions, which will bring the franchise to open worlds. Galar will have regions with different climates, so there will be specific creatures in each of them.
The developers took a few minutes to introduce some characters, such as Leon, the best trainer in the Galar region. We also met Hop, brother of the champion. On this occasion, it will be Professor Magnolia who will help us throughout our adventure.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will release on Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Below I leave you with the video with the news: