Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the next major entry into the storied franchise, but this time they are changing things up quite a bit. Instead of your standard adventure, you will be in a more open world before the modern times where Pokemon and humans worked together more seamlessly. Explore the Breath of the Wild-like world, where you will need to carefully sneak up on the Pokemon you seek to catch! If you want to know when this game will be launching on the Nintendo Switch, we have a countdown ticking down the time for you!
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Release Date & Time
Nintendo’s Pokemon Legends: Arceus has a set release date and time of January 28th, 2022 at 12am ET. However, players on the west coast of the USA and Canada will get the game a bit earlier, with the release date and time being January 27th, 2022 at 11pm CT, 10pm MT, and 9pm PT.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Countdown
If you aren’t sure what those release times translate to where you live in the world, or you just want to tick down the time while you wait for the game to release then we have this handy countdown for you!
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Details
Here’s an official description of the story basics of the game:
Your adventure is set in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, in an age long ago when it was rare for people and Pokémon to live in close harmony. In time, this land of Hisui will come to be called Sinnoh—a region you may know well.
Mount Coronet rises from the center of the Hisui region, surrounded on all sides by areas with distinct environments. Each area is rich in its own natural features and plays host to different Pokémon ecosystems. One such area is the Obsidian Fieldlands, which is resplendent with gorgeous flowers and verdant vegetation—what’s more, it appears to teem with Pokémon that favor meadows and forests.
If you want to checkout a bit more of the gameplay that you will be experiencing in the game, here’s a long trailer that will walk you through some of it. It’s in Japanese, but you will get the gist of it!
Preordering can get you some free rewards, but what you get depends on which version you opt to purchase. Here’s a look at what you will get for the options available.
- Physical Version: Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and the Baneful Fox Mask
- Digital Version: Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set, Baneful Fox Mask, and 30 Heavy Balls
As you can see, you mostly get the same thing but if you pre-purchase a digital version you will get the addition of 30 Heavy Balls. This is a nice little perk, but if you like physical media it isn’t worth opting for the digital version just for the Heavy Balls!
That is exactly when you can expect the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus! You can find more details on the game in the Pokemon Arceus section of our website.