The Pokémon Organization has confirmed the Monster Hunter-fashion construction of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
In a statement issued to Kotaku, The Pokémon Firm explained the forthcoming Nintendo Change-exclusive’s regular gameplay loop:
“In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Jubilife Village will serve as the foundation for surveying missions. Immediately after acquiring an assignment or a request and making ready for their upcoming excursion, players will established out from the village to review a single of the several open up regions of the Hisui location.
“Soon after they complete the survey get the job done, players will need to return at the time a lot more to get ready for their subsequent activity. We glimpse forward to sharing much more information about discovering the Hisui area shortly.”
It appears a good deal like Monster Hunter’s structure, and a good deal considerably less like the open-planet structure of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which some experienced questioned (hoped?) Arceus would emulate.
The statement was prompted by refreshing supporter discussion sparked by the most current round of Pokémon Legends: Arceus screenshots.
As Tom wrote this week, in the previous Nintendo has described Arceus as presenting “pure expanses” and “untamed landscapes”, with trailers suggesting the inclusion of the series’ major spaces to date.
As a result, some admirers had hoped Arceus would provide a Breath of the Wild-esque working experience, with one great map offered to traverse with the potential to go everywhere at any time.
The Pokémon Firm’s statement puts this debate to mattress.