Pokemon Sword And Shield's Starter Pokemon Revealed

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Pokemon Sword And Shield's Starter Pokemon Revealed

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company finally pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Sword and Shield, the series' upcoming eight generation titles for Nintendo Switch, in today's Pokemon Direct presentation. Along with revealing details about the games' setting, we got our first look at their starter Pokemon.

As in previous Pokemon games, players will be presented with a choice of three different Pokemon when they first begin their adventure in Sword and Shield. This time around, the options will be the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble.

Pokemon Sword and Shield launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch in late 2019.

New Pokemon Starters: Sword And Shield's First Gen 8 Creatures Revealed

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New Pokemon Starters: Sword And Shield's First Gen 8 Creatures Revealed

As part of a special Nintendo Direct to celebrate Pokemon Day, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have finally pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Sword and Shield, the series' upcoming eighth generation titles for Nintendo Switch. On top of revealing details about the games' setting, we got our first look at their brand-new set of starter Pokemon, which represent the first Gen 8 Pokemon.

As in previous Pokemon games, players will be presented with a choice of three different Pokemon when they first begin their adventure in Sword and Shield. This time around, the options will be the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble. You can see all three of them below.

No other new Pokemon have been revealed yet, but we did get a glimpse at a ton of returning Pokemon, including a handful from Sun and Moon. Sword and Shield are set in the new Galar region, which appears to be based on Britain and spans idyllic countryside, rustic towns, and frigid mountains.

Pokemon Sword And Shield Setting Looks Very Familiar

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Pokemon Sword And Shield Setting Looks Very Familiar

Nintendo debuted the new Pokemon RPG coming to Nintendo Switch this year, and in the process revealed a lot about its new setting. Pokemon Sword and Shield are set in the Galar region, and the gameplay video gives some sense of the real-life setting that inspired it.

Based on what we've seen so far, Galar looks to be very heavily inspired by the UK. It's full of cottages and Victorian architecture, and an overview even showed a tall clock tower that appears similar to the famous Big Ben tower in London, England. The setting also appears to offer a variety of weather types, including winter weather that requires a change of clothes.

The names "Sword" and "Shield" also invoke imagery of Medieval knights, often associated with English history. In a tweet, Game Freak specifically tagged Nintendo of Europe.

Pokemon Sword And Shield's New Galar Region Looks Very Familiar

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Pokemon Sword And Shield's New Galar Region Looks Very Familiar

Nintendo debuted the new Pokemon RPGs coming to Nintendo Switch this year during its special Pokemon Nintendo Direct. In the process, it revealed a lot about its new setting. Pokemon Sword and Shield are set in the Galar region, and the gameplay video gives some sense of the real-life setting that inspired it.

Based on what we've seen so far, Galar looks to be very heavily inspired by the UK. It's full of cottages and Victorian architecture, and an overview even showed a tall clock tower that appears similar to the famous Big Ben tower in London, England. The setting also appears to offer a variety of weather types, including winter weather that requires a change of clothes. You might also notice some mysterious symbols scattered throughout; we're not sure if they have any significance at this point, but they could prove to be significant.

The names "Sword" and "Shield" also invoke imagery of Medieval knights, often associated with English history. In a tweet from 2018 that may have slyly teased the game, Game Freak specifically tagged Nintendo of Europe. At one point in the trailer the player character dons a soccer-like uniform and enters a huge stadium, which contributes to the European feel.

Pokemon Sword And Pokemon Shield Revealed For Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has finally revealed its upcoming Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch. Named Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, the games will be released later this year.

The Pokemon Company first announced it was working on new Pokemon games at E3 2017. Since then, the publisher said little else about the upcoming titles--only that they are "core RPG Pokemon titles" and that they would launch in the latter half of 2019.

The "core RPG" description is in contrast to the most recent Pokemon games, Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee, which were released for Nintendo Switch in November 2018 as remakes of sorts of Pokemon Yellow. They incorporated some elements of the mobile phenomenon Pokemon Go in an attempt to ease newer players into the mainline series.

New Pokemon Games, Sword And Shield, Revealed For Nintendo Switch

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New Pokemon Games, Sword And Shield, Revealed For Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has finally revealed its upcoming Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch. Named Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, the games will be released in "late 2019."

The games are set in a new region named Galar, which looks to be similar in appearance to Britain. The three starter creatures were shown off in Nintendo's Pokemon Direct presentation; they are a grass monkey named Grookey, a fire bunny named Scorbunny, and a sad water lizard, Sobble.

Sword and Shield are directed by Shigeru Ohmori, who previously directed Sun and Moon and has worked on the series since 2002's Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Following Sword and Shield's trailer, which you can watch below, The Pokemon Company teased it was working on more in the Pokemon franchise besides these new titles. No more details were confirmed.

Pokemon Sword And Shield Revealed For Nintendo Switch

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Pokemon Sword And Shield Revealed For Nintendo Switch

During a special Nintendo Direct for Pokemon Day, Nintendo has finally revealed its upcoming Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch, which seem to represent Generation 8. Named Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, the games will be released in "late 2019." You can see the game in action in the trailer above.

The games are set in a new region named Galar, which looks to be similar in appearance to Britain. The three starter creatures were shown off in Nintendo's Pokemon Direct presentation; they are a grass monkey named Grookey, a fire bunny named Scorbunny, and a sad water lizard, Sobble. Gameplay was shown in the Direct but was not detailed extensively, though it seems like this will bring back random encounters, among other things.

Sword and Shield are directed by Shigeru Ohmori, who previously directed Sun and Moon and has worked on the series since 2002's Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Following Sword and Shield's trailer, which you can watch below, The Pokemon Company teased it was working on more in the Pokemon franchise besides these new titles. No more details were confirmed.

Johnny Cage Is Back For Mortal Kombat 11, And He's Got Some New Tricks

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NetherRealm Studios has added another familiar face to Mortal Kombat 11's roster of fighters: Johnny Cage. The movie star turned kombatant has been a mainstay as a playable character since the very fist entry in the fighting game franchise and, over time, has changed his look in various ways. In Mortal Kombat 11 he's a little older and greyer, but still embodies the classic self-involved Hollywood actor stereotype.

You can see Cage in action over on IGN ahead of a full reveal later today. Cage looks to have retained the majority of his iconic moves, like the flip kick, fireball, rising punch, and shadow kick. However, he's also got some new tricks, such as using a camera's flash to momentarily stun his enemy, and calling another Johnny Cage--presumably a stunt double--to hold his opponent down while he pummels them. His Fatality is pretty funny, but we'll let you see that for yourself.

NetherRealm Studios is set to host a Kombat Kast stream today at 1 PM PT / 10 AM ET / 9 PM GMT / 8 AM AEDT (February 28). During these streams members of the development team usually breakdown aspects of the game such as new characters in a great deal of depth. We expect Johnny Cage will be the subject of the latest Kombat Kast, so make sure to watch the stream here on GameSpot.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Back Johnny Cage, And He's Got Some New Tricks

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NetherRealm Studios has added another familiar face to Mortal Kombat 11's roster of fighters: Johnny Cage. The movie star turned kombatant has been a mainstay since the very fist entry in the fighting game franchise and, over time, has changed his look in various ways. In Mortal Kombat 11 he's a little older and greyer, but still embodies the classic self-involved Hollywood actor stereotype.

You can see Cage in action over on IGN ahead of a full reveal later today. Cage looks to have retained the majority of his iconic moves, like the flip kick, fireball, rising punch, and shadow kick. However, he's also got some new tricks, such as using a camera's flash to momentarily stun his enemy, and calling another Johnny Cage--presumably a stunt double--to hold his opponent down while he pummels them. His Fatality is pretty funny, but we'll let you see that for yourself.

NetherRealm Studios is set to host a Kombat Kast stream today at 1 PM PT / 10 AM ET / 9 PM GMT / 8 AM AEDT (February 28). During these streams members of the development team usually breakdown aspects of the game such as new characters in a great deal of depth. We expect Johnny Cage will be the subject of the latest Kombat Kast, so make sure to watch the stream here on GameSpot.