Pokemon followers are starting to suppose Pokemon Legends: Arceus will not be a completely open-world sport.
On Twitter, Serebii’s Joe Merrick posted two images of Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ map, likening it to titles like Monster Hunter and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 the place the map is break up into separate areas, reasonably than mixed into one giant map.
It is coming more and more clear that Pokémon Legends Arceus will not be full open world however reasonably segmented open areas like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Monster Hunter and many others. separated into completely different areas just like the Wild Area/Crown Tundra did
I’m effective with this actually. pic.twitter.com/llpCUUvQGx
— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) September 30, 2021
On the map posted above, you’ll be able to see areas like Aspiration Hill, Deertrack Path, The Heartwood, and extra. These areas appear to include smaller maps, much like the Wild Area seen in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Furthermore, on the official Pokemon Legends website, the gameplay description says finishing duties and elevating your rank will acquire you entry to “new areas.” This means that the entire map will not be out there to gamers at the beginning, in comparison with video games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
As Merrick identified, this method might find yourself being much like Monster Hunter video games, the place gamers begin with entry to at least one space after which unlocks extra as they progress via the primary missions.
Even if it isn’t absolutely open world, Pokemon Legends is shaking up the franchise in a whole lot of methods. The spinoff is ready lots of of years earlier than the mainline Pokemon video games and options what seems to be like real-time fight. Most just lately, we received our first take a look at Noble Pokemon, a new class of monsters featured in the game. We additionally received a take a look at the new battle system in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
For followers of conventional Pokemon video games, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are due out on Nintendo Switch next month.
Logan Plant is a contract author for IGN. You can discover him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.