Monday, January 17, 2022

New Pokémon Legends: Arceus Gameplay Preview Offers Best Look Yet At What This Game Actually Is

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have released a new gameplay preview trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and it’s a 13-minute look at what we’ll actually be doing in the game when it launches on January 28.  It offers the best look yet at this new take on the Pokémon formula, which is especially exciting because as of late, Nintendo has been churning out trailer after trailer showcasing essentially the same content. Not to mention, no official public hands-on previews have happened for this game so we don’t even know what playing Arceus feels like. However, today’s gameplay preview video provides some answers to a lot of the questions we had.  Click here to watch embedded media Exploration The trailer doubles down on the open-hub nature of the Hisui region, citing that each biome has different Pokémon to catch, terrain to traverse, and raw materials to gather. These raw materials can be used to craft items such as healing items, lures, smoke bombs, Poké Balls, and more, and the narrator says your Pokémon can help you find these materials too.  Wild Pokémon Different Pokémon appear based on the time of the day and weather conditions. Plus, different species have different temperaments. Some are skittish and might run away. Others are aggressive. If a Pokémon detects you, it will be in an alert state and it will deflect all Poké Balls you throw at it. In order to catch an alert Pokémon, you’ll need to battle it with one of your own.  You can distract Pokémon with things like food, too. Also, if you encounter aggressive Pokémon, they might immediately attack you and if you take too much damage, you’ll blackout and lose some of the items you were carrying.  Pokédex  As part of the Survey Corps, your job is to fill out the Pokédex. This doesn’t just consist of catching Pokémon – that will only get some of the survey report filled out. You’ll need to witness them doing certain moves or observe them at different parts of the day to learn more about the species and ultimately, complete their Pokédex entry.  Traversing The Hisui Region Because of how large the Hisui region is, you’ll have access to special “blessed” Pokémon that you can ride on. For example, you can ride Wyrdeer to navigate land faster, but you can also immediately hop onto the back of a Hisuian Braviary to fly through the skies, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire-style. Basculegion lets you skim through the rivers and seas of the Hisui region, too.  Jubilife Village Jubilife Village is the center of operations for the Galaxy Expeditions Team, which is a group of people who have set up camp in the Hisui region to learn about it and the Pokémon within. They’re made up of the Survey Corps, Security Corps, and Medical Corps. Jubilife is your home base and it’s here you’ll collect tasks and turn in completed ones. You can also purchase crafted items and clothes here, and trade Pokémon with other players here, too.  Missions and Requests Part of the gameplay loop of Arceus is completing missions and requests. The latter are small tasks to help the people of Hisui while the former is how you progress through Arceus’ story. You can use your Arc Phone in a very Sheikah Slate-way to set waypoints, map out the region, and more as well.  Battle As expected, battling in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is turn-based, like the traditional Pokémon games. However, there’s a twist in the form of different move styles. If you use an Agile-Style move, it raises the user’s action speed, which means their next move might happen sooner but the move will be weaker. Strong-Style moves, on the other hand, cause your Pokémon to sit out for a move and in return, hit stronger the next time they attack.  Alpha Pokémon will be tough to battle but easily spotted thanks to their large size and glowing red eyes. Catching them will be tough, but it will be worth it.  Customization You can customize your character with a variety of clothing items at the Clothier in Jubilife Village. As you progress through the journey of Arceus, you’ll unlock more and more items including hairstyles, shirts, pants, and more.  Noble Pokémon Noble Pokémon are special frenzied creatures that rampage across the Hisui region. They’re easy to spot, too, as they glow gold. These are essentially boss battles. Depleting their health won’t end the fight. Instead, you’ll need to throw special balms at them made of their favorite food. In between throwing balms, you’ll need to dodge its attacks to survive. At some point during the fight, the Pokémon will reveal an opening and then you can attack. Now, you have to actually defeat it in battle before you can finally catch it. The narrator promises that these will be some of the toughest battles in the entire game.  And that’s where the video ends. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will hit the Switch on January 28. While waiting for its release, catch up on some of the recently-released trailers, starting with this Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer that introduces the Diamond and Pearl clans to the game. Watch this trailer for a better look at the environments, NPCs, and Pokémon we’ll be catching after that, and then watch this one for a better look at the crafting in the game.  Are you excited for Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Available October 1

    A World of Calm, Documentary Series Premiere

    Akeelah And The Bee, 2006 (HBO)

    All-Star Superman, 2011

    American Dynasties: The Kennedys, 2018

    American Reunion, 2012 (HBO)

    Analyze That, 2002

    Analyze This, 1999

    The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, 2014 (HBO)

    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, 1997

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999

    Ball of Fire, 1941

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    Beavis Do America, 1996 (HBO)

    Beef (HBO)

    Beginners, 2011 (HBO)

    Best in Show, 2000

    BLOW, 2001

    Bombshell, 1933

    Boogie Nights, 1997

    Boomerang, 1992

    The Bush Years: Family. Duty. Power., 2019

    The Butterfly Effect, 2004

    Cats & Dogs, 2001

    Catwoman, 2004

    Cellular, 2004

    Cheech & Chong’s Up In Smoke, 1978

    The Chronicles Of Riddick, 2004 (Director’s Cut) (HBO)

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    Cradle 2 the Grave, 2003

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    Critters 4, 1992

    The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957

    Day Of The Dead, 1985 (HBO)

    Death Sentence, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)

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    Dirty Dancing, 1987 (HBO)

    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 2004 (HBO)

    Deliverance, 1972

    Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, 1969

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    Edge of Darkness, 2010

    Empire of sunlight, 1987

    The End: IN THE Last Days of the Obama White House, 2017

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    Enter The Dragon, 1973

    Eraser, 1996

    Firewall, 2006

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    Frequency, 2000 (HBO)

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    Gothika, 2003

    Grudge Match, 2013 (HBO)

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    Hairspray (Musical Remake), 2007

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    The Hills Have Eyes II, 2007 (Extended Version) (HBO)

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    I Am Sam, 2002

    Infamous, 2006

    The Informer, 1935

    The Invisible War, 2012

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    The Last Mimzy, 2007

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    Lethal Weapon, 1987

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    Lethal Weapon 3, 1992

    Lethal Weapon 4, 1998

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    Life as it is well known by us, 2010

    Little Baby Bum, 2011

    Little Big League, 1994

    Madea’s Big Happy Family, 2011

    Malcolm X, 1992

    Man of Steel, 2013

    Marie: A GENUINE Story, 1985

    The Matrix Reloaded, 2003

    The Matrix Revolutions, 2003

    The Matrix, 1999

    Million Dollar Baby, 2004

    Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, 1944

    Mister Roberts, 1955

    Monsters Vs. Aliens, 2009

    The Mummy, 1959

    Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935


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    Open Water 2: Adrift, 2007 (HBO)

    Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, 2013

    The Pelican Brief, 1993

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    The Perfect Storm, 2000

    The Phantom of the Opera, 2004

    Presumed Innocent, 1990

    Race for the White House, Season 1

    Raised By Wolves, Season 1 Finale

    Revolutionary Road, 2008 (HBO)

    Roger & Me, 1989

    Sands of Iwo Jima, 1950

    Scanners, 1981 (HBO)

    Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, 2012

    Se7en, 1995

    Semi-Pro, 2008

    Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, 1985

    Shame, 2011 (HBO)

    Sherlock Holmes, 2009

    Sleight, 2017 (HBO)

    Son of Batman, 2014

    South Park: The Pandemic Special

    Steel, 1997

    Superman vs. the Elite, 2012

    Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, 2010

    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, 2009

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, 1991

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, 1993

    They Were Expendable, 1945

    A Thin Line Between Hate and Love, 1996

    The Thin Man, 1934

    The plain thing, 2011 (HBO)

    A right time and energy to Kill, 1996

    Tin Cup, 1996

    TMNT, 2007


    Training, 2001

    Tricky Dick, 2019

    Turistas, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)

    U.S. Marshals, 1998

    Us, 2019 (HBO)

    Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995

    A Very Brady Sequel, 1996

    We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to teach Girls All over the world, 2016

    What You Gonna Do Once the World’s burning?, 2018

    When Harry Met Sally, 1989

    Where the Wild Things Are, 2009

    The Whole Ten Yards, 2004 (HBO)

    The Wings of Eagles, 1957

    You’ve Got Mail, 1998

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    Lina From Lima (HBO)

    Available October 3

    The ABCs of Back again to School: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Families, 2020

    Downhill, 2020 (HBO)

    Available October 6

    Siempre, Luis, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

    Available October 7

    Wild Card: The Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth (HBO)

    Available October 8

    Charm City Kings, HBO Max Original Film Premiere

    The Fungies, Season 1B

    The God of SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Dubbed)

    Available October 9

    Entre Nos Presents: Shayla Rivera: It’S Not Rocket Science (HBO)

    Room 104, Series Finale (HBO)

    Available October 10

    Cats, 2019 (HBO)

    Available October 12

    Ghosts, Season 2

    Available October 15

    Detention Adventure, Season 2

    A West Wing Special to Benefit WHENEVER WE All Vote, HBO Max Original Premiere

    Available October 16

    La Odisea De Los Giles (Aka Heroic Losers) (HBO)

    The Perfect Weapon, Documentary Special Premiere (HBO)

    Available October 17

    David Byrne’s American Utopia, OTHER DRESSING UP EVENT Premiere (HBO)

    Available October 18

    Lovecraft Country, Season Finale (HBO)

    The Vow, Docuseries Finale (HBO)

    Available October 20

    Smurfs, Season 3

    Available October 21

    537 Votes, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

    Available October 22

    Equal, HBO Max Original Docu-Series Premiere

    Available October 23

    How To With John Wilson, Season 1 Premiere (HBO Original)

    Available October 24

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    Available October 25

    The Undoing, Limited Series Premiere (HBO)

    Available October 27

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    It: Chapter Two, 2017 (HBO)

    John Lewis: Good Trouble, 2020

    The Soul Of America, Documentary Premiere (HBO)

    Available October 28

    Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story (HBO)

    Available October 29

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    Available October 30

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    Leaving October 31

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    A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, 2011

    A Very Brady Sequel, 1996

    Amelie, 2001 (HBO)

    American History X, 1998

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    Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker, 2000

    Batman vs. Robin, 2015

    Batman: Gotham Knight, 2008

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, 2012

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, 2013

    Beautiful Creatures, 2013

    Blade Runner: THE ULTIMATE Cut, 2007

    Blood Diamond, 2006

    Cop Out, 2010

    Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011 (HBO)

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    Driving Miss Daisy, 1989

    El Norte, 1984 (HBO)

    Green Lantern (2011)

    Gremlins 2: THE BRAND NEW Batch, 1990

    Home Alone, 1990 (HBO)

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    Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011

    Kung Fu Panda, 2008

    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003

    Lord of the Rings: BOTH Towers, 2002

    Ocean’s Eleven, 2001

    Paul (Extended Version), 2011 (HBO)

    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, 1987

    Raising Arizona, 1987 (HBO)

    Serendipity, 2001

    Soldier, 1998

    Spies Like Us, 1985

    Star Trek, 2009

    Swing Time, 1936

    The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996

    The First Wives Club, 1996

    The Others, 2001 (HBO)

    The Outsiders, 1983

    The Replacements, 2000

    This Means War (Extended Version), 2012 (HBO)

    Three Kings, 1999

    Top Hat, 1935

    V for Vendetta, 2006

    Woodstock (Director’s Cut), 1994

    Yesterday, 2019 (HBO)

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