Pokemon Legends: Arceus Gets A New Found Footage-Style Trailer

It's mysterious and unsettling...


A new Pokemon Legends: Arceus promotional video takes on a moody found-footage horror format and atmosphere. Set in the Hisui region, the video is grainy and the audio cuts in and out. The content is also quite mysterious: All we find out is that the poor researcher doing the filming first encounters wild Snorunts, then goes up on a hill, and subsequently gets attacked (killed?) by a wild pokemon that is "adorable." It's unclear what causes the narrator to drop the camera, and the video fades to black with their fate unknown.

The Pokemon the researcher saw before meeting an abrupt end (maybe--they could still be alive) has yellow round eyes and white fur on top of its head and around its neck. It's likely that this video is a teaser for a mysterious pokemon in Arceus--perhaps some fluffy adorable murderous entity suggested and described in the found footage video?

Pokemon Legends: Arceus will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022. Set in the distant past before the Pokemon League or Pokemon Trainer as a profession existed, players get to explore an era where Sinnoh was still known as Hisui. Your starting Pokemon are Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.

There will be more open-world elements as opposed to previous Pokemon titles, though it won't be completely Breath of the Wild style. Trainers will have a home base they get missions from before they go out into the open area to capture Pokemon. There won't be the traditional transition to a battle cutscene when you stumble upon Pokemon, but rather, you get to throw Pokeballs at wild Pokemon directly or send out your Pokemon near the wild ones to initiate battle.

For more information, you can check out everything we know about Pokemon Legends: Arceus and our Pokemon Legends: Arceus preorder guide.

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