Highly Anticipated Games Unveiled via Pokémon Direct
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–During a Pokémon Direct presentation today, Tsunekazu Ishihara,
president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, announced Pokémon Sword
and Pokémon Shield, the newest additions to the main series of
Pokémon role-playing video games. Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon
Sword and Pokémon Shield will be launching late 2019
exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games take place in
the Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse
environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest,
and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live
there work together closely to develop the industries in the region.
Fans will have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in the Galar region
in their quest to become Champion. They will not be alone, since the
newly discovered Pokémon they choose to be their first partner will be
by their side.
“Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest exciting
adventures in the Pokémon video game journey that began twenty-three
years ago on this day,” said Mr. Ishihara. “Since then, Trainers around
the world have discovered new Pokémon, engaged in epic battles, and made
countless memories along the way. We look forward to continuing this
journey by exploring a stunning new region in the Pokémon universe when
the games launch later this year on Nintendo Switch.”
The adventure begins in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
when players choose one of three new Pokémon—Grookey, Scorbunny, or
Sobble. Grookey, a Grass-type Chimp Pokémon, is mischievous and full of
boundless curiosity. Bursting with energy, Scorbunny, a Fire-type Rabbit
Pokémon, is always running about. The stealthy Sobble, a Water-type
Water Lizard Pokémon, shoots out attacks as it hides itself in water.
For more information about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield,
please visit: www.Pokemon.com/SwordShield.
To download the trailer, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdA22Lh6Rwk&feature=youtu.be.
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in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for
brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card
Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official
Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one
of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.
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