Due for official release on November 15, Pokémon Sword and Shield sees the beloved series undergoing a bit of a (somewhat controversial) redesign.

Despite the controversy, Pokémon Sword and Shield has been getting rave reviews, with critics praising the games' beautiful new region, more strategies Pokémon battles and, in some cases, referring to the games as potentially the best entries in the series to date.

The story delivers enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, steeped in the kinds of myths and legends that you forget the British Isles are chock-full of. '

'What we've got here is an experience full of highs and lows, from the unadulterated wonder and joy of seeing a brand-new Pokémon in a stadium full of cheering crowds, to the monotonous and dragged-out dialogue we just wanted to skip. '

'In collecting, battling, and exploring, Sword and Shield cut out the bloat and focus on what makes these pillars of the Pokemon games so captivating in the first place.'

Pokémon Sword and Shield release date

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