Pokemon Sword & Shield was already announced at the start of February last year but now after critical acclaim and good reviews the game hoarded up, we expected something right? And something we got. While there is no chance that Game Freak, the developers of the game, will release an entirely new game this year but they have other big plans for Pokemon.
Sword & Shield DLC
In terms of mainline games, it looks like Nintendo has nothing in store for us but it’s not all disappointment. Game Freak announced two big DLCs for the summer and fall of what could be their idea of a game sequel. With the reveal of next-gen gaming consoles on the way, the expansion packs come as a way to expand into their territory.
The first expansion pack called the ‘Isle of Armor’ is scheduled for June and the second one ‘The Crown Tundra’ is expected somewhere near fall. This is gonna increase the longevity of Sword & Shield which despite its lows has gained a major fan base and support even after the National Pokedex Controversy caused a loss of hundreds of Pokemons from the game, decreasing variety but players stuck through. Now Nintendo is doing right by them as they will be adding over 200 Pokemons over the two expansion packs in the game.
The first expansion, Isle of Armor, will introduce players to a training dojo and mentor, Mustard, as well as a new fighting-type pokémon called Kubfu. The Crown Tundra, meanwhile, will focus on exploration and include a new co-op mode. In addition to new areas to explore, characters, pokémon, outfits, and more, the expansions will also add new legendaries.
The Compromise May actually be Beneficial
Looking at the way Nintendo is approaching this, we can expect more expansion packs even through this year and next. While the idea of a new game is exciting, we firmly believe that good DLC expansion keeps the game more refreshing with cost-effectiveness for the players as well. A DLC expansion will cost half the price for a new game with almost the same amount of content.
We will keep you updated on any news about Pokemon so stay tuned and stay safe!