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Pokemon Arceus Release Date: When does Pokémon Legends Arceus come out?

With the next game in the long-standing Pokemon franchise nearly here, what is the Pokemon Legends Arceus release date?

Updated: Jan 26, 2022 8:18 am
when does Pokémon Legends Arceus come out?

Though we have only recently had the release of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the next all-new Pokémon game is out this month, so players are chomping at the bit to get their hands on Pokémon Legends Arceus on its release date.

Pokémon Legends Arceus is a brand-new game for the franchise, a very welcome addition to the Pokémon family following the recent remakes of Snap and Diamond and Pearl. Pokémon Legends Arceus is the first of its kind, an all-new story based in an existing region – Sinnoh. However, it’s not Sinnoh as you know it, it’s actually Hisui – the familiar Sinnoh region, but in a time long since passed. So, while it doesn’t feature an entirely new generation of Pokémon, we will get to meet new regional (or should that be historical?) variants of some of your favorite Pokémon.

Pokémon Legends Arceus release date
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Pokémon Legends release date

So, it’s near, but just when does Pokémon Legends Arceus come out? Well, the exciting new Pokémon game will get its full, global release on January 28th, 2022. It is thought that there will be a preload option for anyone that buys the game digitally, as well, which should start approximately a week before the new game’s release date.

Pokémon Legends Arceus release dateJanuary 28th, 2022

Pokémon Legends Arceus pre-order bonuses

There are some early purchaser bonuses available for anybody who buys Pokémon Legends Arceus before May 9th, 2022. Check out the full range of bonuses – both for buying the game, and for existing Pokémon save data – in our guide to all the bonuses available in Pokémon Legends Arceus.

Have you already pre ordered Pokémon Legends Arceus ahead of its January 28th release date? Which Hisuian Pokémon are you most looking forward to adding to your team? Start the conversation in the comments below!

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