Pokemon Sword and Shield are the first games in the main series to arrive on Nintendo Switch, with some fans even buying this hybrid console to play these titles. Maybe they’re Pokemon Stans instead of fans? Anyway, fans were pretty pleased when the two games were revealed, though a couple of people expressed disappointment with the graphics, with people saying that they weren’t a huge leap from the 3DS installments.
Well, thanks to Uniqlo’s contest regarding the Pokemon shirts, fans have noticed that the visuals have actually improved since the reveal. While the graphics haven’t received a huge overhaul, there is more detail to the house and leaves surrounding the female protagonist’s house, with some even saying that the lighting has improved.
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More details for Sword and Shield will be released next month but there’s no doubt that the slight improvements are enough to get people excited. Some people even skipped Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee to wait for these two games, though the Let’s Go games do have their own appeal.
Fans have high expectations for Game Freak’s new titles, especially since Sun and Moon raised the bar. That game changed a lot of the standard formula fans were used to, with many claiming them as incredible games and standouts in this franchise. Since gyms seem to be returning, this could be Game Freak going back to the drawing board, though there will likely be enough new features to impress fans.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are scheduled for a Fall 2019 release. More news will be revealed this coming June.