The launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is only days away, and for a limited time you can get a whopping 15% off when you pre-order at Currys. And you should, because it’s going to be one of the most exciting Pokémon games yet. And it’s a Switch exclusive, so it won’t be on any other platform this year.
A Pokémon game like no other
Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place many years before the existing Pokémon series in a vast, untamed wilderness known as Hisui – a world that in years to come will become the Sinnoh region you may have already experienced in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
But Hisui is very different, and so is the game: it’s an action RPG that blends its familiar role-playing elements with fast-paced action including two unique styles of Pokémon attacks: Agile Style and Strong Style.
The levels are huge, with a sense of space, scale and style, and they’re teeming with wild Pokémon including some familiar faces and some brand new creatures too. The game promises to deliver everything you love about Pokémon, its universe and its games.
It’ll take you way back in time, back to a time long before the first Pokédex was created. Your job is to create it.
A whole new world – and new Pokémon too
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is all about discovery. You’re a young researcher whose job is to create the very first Pokédex by discovering and cataloguing all the Pokémon in Hisui. That means travelling far and wide, interacting with a diverse cast of characters in a world yet to invent Pokémon Trainers and Pokémon Leagues.
There’s a fascinating focus on collecting materials and crafting new objects, and the revamped battles are more challenging and more rewarding than ever before.
Finding and catching the new Pokémon won’t be easy. Some of them live in lush forests or in snow-capped mountains; some hide in the long grass of deep swamps or up in the treetops.
They’re very different but they all have one thing in common: they’re going to notice any researchers wandering around their habitats, and they’re not all going to be happy about it.
While some Pokémon will greet you warmly, others will attack you on sight. This is a game where blundering into new places is likely to end badly.
…and new characters too!
Some Pokémon have Hisuian forms that you’ll only find in the Hisui region, and new creatures include the Hisuian Growlith and the Hisuian Voltorb.
Some Pokémon have received a mysterious blessing that makes them incredibly powerful, while others are said to willingly assist the people of Hisui – and some fly into terrifying frenzies that make them exceptionally difficult to rein in.
Although we know lots about the game already, one thing we don’t know yet is where the titular Arceus comes in: in the world of Pokémon, Arceus is a mythical, alpha Pokémon who created everything in the world – including all Pokémon – and who has the power to change the entire Pokémon universe.
Will you be battling alongside Arceus, or against them? Will you be allies, or enemies, or something else entirely? The only way to find out is to play the game.
It’s no wonder that Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the most anticipated Pokémon game in years, and one of the highlights for the Switch in 2022. And if you pre-order it now, you can get a whopping 15% off to make it even more attractive.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date and pre-orders
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released on the 28th of January, and you can pre-order it from Currys here. Use the code ARCEUS15 to get your 15% off but be quick: the offer is only available for a very limited time.