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'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' May Not Be Open World After All

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'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' May Not Be Open World After All

When Nintendo and Game Freak first announced Pokémon Legends: Arceus last year, fans were delighted. After years of waiting, it looked as if we were finally getting the open-world Pokémon game of our dreams.

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Based on what we've seen so far, wild monsters roam large open spaces freely. Battles take place in real-time with no loading screens, and it looks like Game Freak has taken more than a few cues from The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. All in all, it's an exciting time to be a Pokémon fan, and that January 28 release can't come soon enough.

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It turns out, however, that Pokémon Legends: Arceus might not be an open-world game at all. At least not in the way we were expecting. While the trailers seem to actively invite plentiful comparisons to Breath Of The Wild, the upcoming Pokémon game's world could actually be more closed off than the 2017 Zelda.

As spotted by Serebii's Joe Merrick, a leading authority on all things Pokémon if ever there was one, Pokémon Legends: Arceus may be more linear than we've been led to believe. Having taken a good look at recent trailers that showed off the in-game map, Merrick concluded that the game "may not be a full open world", but instead feature "segmented open areas" like you'd see in a Monster Hunter game.

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This is hardly the end of the world, of course, and would still mark a huge leap in the right direction for the Pokémon franchise. Still, if you were expecting Breath Of The Wild with added Pikachu, you might want to get your expectations in check now.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Pokemon, Nintendo

Ewan Moore
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