Pokemon Sword and Shield Launches at Nintendo NYC With a Bang

Nintendo America released tons of new Pokemon Sword and Shield launch event photos and we at DualShockers have some of our own.

Pokemon Sword and Shield, the latest installment in the wildly popular franchise, launched just this weekend. And at Nintendo NYC, it released in style with tons of merchandise and brand new displays at the official Nintendo store. For those who couldn’t be there in person, however, new photographs of the launch event were released by Nintendo:

Even better, our own Ryan Meitzler attended the event himself and provided us with some of his own high quality photos of the displays, merchandise, and attendees:

As someone who’s attended these kinds of events in the past, they’re always tons of fun. Especially when surrounded by so many high energy fans. Speaking of which, check out the last hype trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield that released before the game.

A trailer introduces items that made their debut including mints, Exp. Candy, nutrition drinks, and Pokemon boxes for on the go ‘Mon storage. If you need a refresher course on all the major new mechanics for Pokemon Sword and Shield before you pick up the game you can check out the official trailer showcasing them here. There’s town footage and a full map of the Wild Area for the game as well.

In other recent news a new form for Farfetch’d called Sirfetch’d and a new form of Ponyta was revealed. We also found out that HMs won’t appear and the games will feature autosaving. Additionally, instead of exp. share returning to the series, experience points will be distributed evenly to each Pokemon in your party.

There are two other trailers for the game as well. The first showed off Team Yell, new Pokemon forms and evolutions, a new Pokemon, and new rivals. The second showcased more gameplay, new abilities, moves, and held items.

Pokemon Sword and Shield just released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Meanwhile check out our write-up from one of our DualShockers own, in which he claims this will be the series title to reignite his passion for the series. You can purchase Sword here and Shield here.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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