Pokémon News: Pokémon Presents 2/26/2021

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Well, Pokémon’s 25th anniversary is tomorrow, while today, the Pokémon company decided to celebrate with some new information concerning upcoming Pokémon games. This presentation started with a montage of Pokémon games and products. After that we have the following details:

  • A few extra details for New Pokémon Snap were revealed, such as being able to illuminate any Pokémon, and online photo sharing functionality.
  • In Pokémon Sword and Shield you can fight Gigantamax Pikachu for a limited time.
  • In Pokémon Café Mix there is a login bonus of 2,500 golden acorns.
  • In Pokémon Go, Kanto themed raid battles are ongoing for a short time.
  • In Pokémon Masters EX, Leon and Charizard are added to the game.
  • The Games Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were announced. These are remakes of Diamond and Pearl, with a graphical update, and possibly some new or enhanced features. They are set to release in late 2021.
  • The game Pokémon Legends Arceus was announced. This takes place in the Sinnoh region’s past, and combines some action elements to the Pokémon formula. The game also appears to be open world, and Arceus has some sort of relevance in the game world. The anticipated release date is early 2022.

These last two announcements may not have been what fans were expecting from Diamond and Pearl remakes. The toy-like visuals were not anticipated, but otherwise the game looks like faithful recreations of these games. Other details are currently unknown for these games. 

Meanwhile, Pokémon Legends Arceus seems to be an experiment on new ways to play with the traditional Pokémon formula. I was always curious as to what the world of Pokémon’s past was like, although I am unsure what the full gameplay will be like. It appears that you can aim a Pokeball in real time, but the game seems to feature turn based battles. The open world format does seem like a step forward though. There aren’t many more details about this game yet, so it is hard to draw complete conclusions based on what was shown. I’m curious and cautiously optimistic about both games, but am waiting to find out more before I make any conclusions about the quality of these games. I may write articles based on new information on these games as it comes, so stay tuned!


That covers today’s Pokémon presents. What do you make of these games? What do you expect some of the new features to be? Let me know in the comments below! If you enjoyed this news article, then click that like button and share on social media! To keep up with That’s All Games, you can subscribe via email or WordPress. Until next time, have fun gaming!

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