The 8th generation of Pokémon has been announced on February 27th, 2019 in Pokémon Direct. These two newest titles in Pokémon series are named Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The games are designed for Switch (Nintendo) exclusively by Game Freak, and will be published by Nintendo. The publisher planned to release them worldwide in winter 2019, however specific date as well as estimated price aren’t yet declared. Same as other titles in the series, the games still follow turn-based RPG genre with anime-style art under 3D graphics. Sword & Shield is set in Galar region where its environment is diverse from quiet rural landscapes, modern cities, great grasslands to steep snow mountains. People in this region are together with Pokémon developing the industries. The protagonist starts his/her own adventure as well as tries to challenge and defeat the gym leaders of Galar to become a great Champion. Three Pokémon that can be chose to become the protagonist’s partner, including: Grookey – a mischievous chimp Grass type Pokémon, Scorbunny – an active rabbit Fire type Pokémon and Sobble – a timid lizard Pokémon.
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