Pokemon Legends: Arceus releases on January 28, 2022

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have announced the release date for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the open-world game developed by Game Freak. It will release on January 28, 2022.

This falls just a few months after the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokemon Shining Pearl, which were given a November 19, 2021 release date today.


With fans expressing their desire for an open-world game set in the Pokemon universe, Game Freak looks like they will be delivering on that desire with Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Set a thousand years before the story of Pokemon Diamond, and Pokemon Pearl, this title will see players explore a Sinnoh region that is untamed and filled with wild Pokemon that are roaming free across the region. Players can capture Pokemon in real-time, stealth looks like it will play a role, and it will still feature Pokemon's traditional turn-based battles.

If you want to learn more about Pokemon Legends: Arceus, you can check the announcement from February's Pokemon Presents stream, or out the official website here. Don't forget to keep checking back here for more news on this highly-anticipated Pokemon game!