Adriaan Roets
3 minute read
20 Nov 2019
11:14 am

Pokémon Sword and Shield: A new way to catch ’em all

Adriaan Roets

In the latest game you get to explore the Galar Region in the first-ever Pokémon core RPG for Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Sword and Shield. Picture: Nintendo

It started in 1996, when you had to pick your first Pokémon on the Gameboy. Since then Pokémon as a Role Playing Game (RPG) has moved with the times – and the Nintendo handheld systems – to become the second most sold video game series in history. First on Gameboy, then Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS and eventually the Nintendo 3DS family, new titles raked in new records. This week Pokémon made its latest jump to Nintendo Switch with the release of Sword and Shield (making it the most powerful game in the series yet in terms of graphics and in-world...