Today’s Pokémon Direct had kicked off with the President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, giving a brief introduction before revealing the 8th Generation & main installments of the Pokémon series, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The trailer had its locations as a central focus with teases to character customization as well as glimpses of battle sequences, although specific mechanics and new features remains to be seen. Game producer, Junichi Masuda, and director, Shigeru Ohmori, make an appearance as well. The 3 new starter Pokémon were also introduced. We have the Direct presentation and images below.
A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region! Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all new adventure, you’ll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon™ Sword and Pokémon™ Shield games.