Arceus Pokémon Legends: first DLC coming in April, according to a leaker

Arceus Pokémon Legends: first DLC coming in April, according to a leaker

Arceus Pokémon Legends

Pokémon Legends Arceus has only been available in stores for a few days, but apparently it could receive the first DLC as early as April, according to a leaker.

The source in question is Riddler Khu, a deep throat quite well known in the Pokémon world. For example, prior to the launch of Pokémon Legends, Arceus revealed in detail how Game Freak's game crafting and resource management works.

According to his information, Riddel Khu said on his private Twitter profile that a DLC of Arceus Pokémon Legends will arrive in April, the month in which, among other things, the official guide of the game will be published in Japan. In revealing this information he also left a clue, or an image that depicts the detective Bellocchio, who appeared in several chapters of the series, and Palmer, the father of the rival of Diamond and Pearl and leader of the Battle Tower of Sinnoh and Johto. Are these two characters involved in the DLC in any way? We'll see.

Riddler Khu's tip In any case, this is unofficial information and it is impossible to ascertain its reliability, so we just have to wait to find out the truth.

Nel Meanwhile Pokémon Legends Arceus has taken over Twitch and made up 50% of total games sold in the UK last week.

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Bury Me in the Fields of 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'

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Bury me with the Pok√©mon. Spread my ashes at Lake Valor. I’ve lost myself to the Hisui region, bound with my Pok√©mon, deeply committed to catching them all.

While I’ve been a well-documented freak when it comes to Pok√©mon, no game in the series has ever captured me the way Pok√©mon Legends: Arceus has. Debuting on January 28, Arceus is a fresh and intense take on one of the gaming's most influential franchises, giving players the open world they've long wanted. The best part is? It works. While I still love traditional Pok√©mon outings, there's never been a title in the series that let you really feel like a trainer the way Arceus does. If you, like myself, grew up with the Pok√©mon anime series, this will be your first time playing the way trainers like Ash made the Pok√©mon world look. Meaning? Quick reflexes, tense situations, strategy, and skill—all melding into a truly intense experience.

Arceus takes place far back in Pok√©mon history, in the Hisui region. (AKA the Sinnoh region in present-day lore.) While locations like Mount Cornet are still present from the beloved Diamond and Pearl, the rest is vast, open wilderness. Except for some freakishly aggressive Pok√©mon who will not rest until they've put your head on a spike. By the way, Arceus reminds you why they're called pocket monsters. They're absolute terrors. Sure, Pikachu is cute. But being chased by an Ursaring with glowing red eyes? That's being attacked by a massive killer bear. Anyway. The world Arceus has built is constantly throwing you off the beaten path because there just might be a new creature lurking behind every corner. After Arceus, I'm not totally sure I can go back to the old way of playing. Not having to wait for a black loading screen during every random encounter—now, you can just sneak up on the monsters—changes the pacing of the franchise. But the best new mechanic is the catching. Throwing the Pok√©balls feels phenomenal. Doing so while you try to hide in tall grass (yes, you're the one hiding now), waiting for the best moment to chuck the ball, is a blast.

Story continues

Now, you’re not required to battle many Pok√©mon through the story—which we won't spoil for you—if you want to be a pacifist. But if it's about the heat of war for you, the battle system got a thrilling overhaul. The fighting mechanics are way more unstructured now, in the best way. Hell, wild Pok√©mon can join a showdown and make it three versus one, not to mention the new strong and agile system. We got a glimpse of the series returning to some form of difficulty with Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond. But for too long now, if you fought any extra battles, or partook in any side quests, you'd end up with one or two Pok√©mon who would just sweep opposing teams. Not in Arceus. Not now. Not ever. My Level 76 Pok√©mon can still easily die to a Level 34, if that Level 34 uses builds a killer combo melding agile and strong-type moves. Beyond that, no battle is easy to take on when it's you against three wild creatures at a time, having to think three moves ahead instead of one.

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Arceus serves two lords, and serves them well. It acts as a fast-paced Pok√©mon game, while simultaneously offering one of the most thought-provoking strategic systems ever seen in the series. Arceus forces you to juggle quick-time decisions, focus on which items you have, decide which Pok√©mon is first in your lineup, and so much more—all while you dodge-roll for your life trying to avoid the 17th hyper-cannon shot at your face in a 20-second span. (Dying in Arceus is also no joke, by the way. You lose a lot of materials.) Arceus is, without a doubt in my mind, the greatest game in the series. It easily takes ranks with the Nintendo Switch's Hall of Fame, comfortably sharing a table with the likes of Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Arceus perfectly blends the ideals of gotta catch them all! with a massive overhaul that's both brave and commendable. The future of Pok√©mon has never looked brighter.

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