Pokémon Legends: Arceus gets a 13 minute deep dive gameplay preview

pokemon legends arceus gameplay preview

Game Freak’s beloved Pokémon franchise has come a long way since Red and Green first hit Game Boy over 25 years ago. The next Pokémon adventure looks to be the biggest and most ambitious yet, and it’s just around the corner. Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes us deep into the past to explore the history of the Sinnoh Region back when it was known as Hisui. It’s a world without professional trainers, Gym Leaders, or even an Elite 4, and you’ll be tasked with completing the first Pokédex. If you’re still not sure what to make of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, an extensive new gameplay preview just dropped. Soak in 13 minutes of details on the world, story, battle mechanics, and more!

Pokémon Legends Arceus gameplay preview

“Want a sneak peek at how your adventure in the Hisui region will look, Trainers?”

Prepare to explore the Hisui Region

The gameplay preview for Pokémon Legends: Arceus doesn’t have much for brand new info, but it’s a great recap of virtually everything we learned before this point. It goes over the basics of catching and battling Pokémon, traversing Hisui with the help of Ride Pokémon, taking on Research Missions, encountering rampaging Noble Pokémon, and more! Overall, it’s a vastly different Pokémon experience, more akin to something like Monster Hunter. With two weeks left to go until launch, are you sold yet?

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.