Arceus Video shows new footage and reveals battle theme

A new short trailer for Pokemon Legends: Arceus reveals new gameplay footage as well as the updated battle theme players will hear.

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As 2021 slowly draws to a close and the majority of great video games have released, many fans have turned their attention to what’s to come in early 2022. While the first few months of 2022 are already filled with huge outings like Ancient ring and Horizon: West prohibitedNintendo is set to kick off in January with one of its biggest franchises. Pokémon Legends Arceus is the next big game in the series and looks to be one of its most unique entries in quite some time.


While Pokémon Legends Arceus Continues the familiar game loop of catching wild creatures called Pokemon, it also brings some new ideas to the table. This time around, players will travel to the Hisui region, a precursor before it ultimately becomes Sinnoh. The great openoverworld seems to be taking Pokémon Sword and ShieldIt’s Wild Area on another level, where players can not only explore using straddling Pokémon, but directly capture most creatures without having to engage in battle first. A new trailer has revealed even more new footage and details about the upcoming action RPG.

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A new trailer that’s short enough to Pokémon Legends Arceus found its way online via Nintendo distributor South Africa’s YouTube channel. Using quick snippets of gameplay footage, the trailer shows off a number of new elements from using stealth or one of the straddling creatures to capture Pokémon in the wild, as well as others. Red-eyed Alpha Pokemon that can not only stalk the player. , but damage them directly for the first time. The trailer also features the game’s Battle Music, which features familiar tones that blend with new elements to create something new.

The description of the trailers also provides a bit more context on Pokemon Legends Arceus’ story and why the player ventures into nature. At this point, Pokémon trainers and battles aren’t things that have been wildly established. The player is sent to study and learn more about Pokemon and ultimately create the first Pokedex in the Hisui region. With Mount Coronet prominently in the middle of the map, the trailer says it’s surrounded by other regions, all with distinct environments as well.

One of the biggest mysteries that remain is how the legendary Pokémon Arceus is reflected in everything. Displayed prominently on the sleeve, neither Nintendo nor Game Freak gave any indication of Arceus’ impact on the game’s history. According to the overall lore of the series, Arceus predates the universe, playing an important role in the final creation of the entire Pokémon world. Many believe it’s somehow related to the wild Alpha Pokémon that roam the land, but for now fans are left to speculate.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus releases January 28, 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

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