January 11, 2022

The importance of craftsmanship is highlighted in a new teaser for 'Pokémon Arceus.'

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which reveals a few more elements about the game ahead of its official release — check it out below.

The minute-long trailer gives a quick rundown of the game, from Pokémon roaming free and engaging in battles to gathering materials to make necessary things like Pokéballs.

“Get ready to experience Pokémon like never before,” said the trailer’s voiceover. “A world of adventure awaits in the land of Hsiui. A place with sprawling landscapes, where Pokémon roam free, unbound by human connection. This is where fierce battles can happen at any time and where collecting materials and crafting will be pivotal to success.”

“Uncover the mystery of Pokémon by building the Hsiui region’s very first Pokédex. Get ready, your very own legend is about to begin,” it continued. Check out the trailer below."

Developer The Pokémon Company has kept many specifics regarding Pokémon Arceus under wraps, but it did announce last year that the game would not be completely open-world.

In a statement, it said: “In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Jubilife Village will serve as the base for surveying missions. After receiving an assignment or a request and preparing for their next excursion, players will set out from the village to study one of the various open areas of the Hisui region.”

“After they finish the survey work, players will need to return once more to prepare for their next task.”

It's still unclear whether the hint concerning Pokémon Arceus in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will pay off.

While the majority of the Canalave Library faithfully recreates the stories found in the original Diamond & Pearl games, there is an entirely new book titled "The Sea's Legend" hidden away on the second floor, which was apparently "only recently discovered" and mentions 'Seaside Hollow,' which isn't mentioned in the mainline series.

The revelation that the review embargo for Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl explicitly forbade mentioning any of the contents of the books in the Canalave Library, leading players to believe it has something to do with Arceus, adds to the speculation that this new tale is more than just an afterthought.

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