Pokemon Sword and Shield Gets New Expansion Pass

Published 06/03/2020, 5:41 AM EDT


One of the most successful games, coming from Nintendo, is the Pokemon series. The latest game in the series, Pokemon Sword and Shield, will release their expansion DLCs on June 17, 2020.

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The role-playing game follows the path of previous installments. The journey of a young trainer who aims to be the champion. The game is set on the new Galar region, based on the United Kingdom.

Pokemon’s official channel dropped the trailer for the expansion pass on Youtube. The new content and playable Pokemon looks stunning. Watch the trailer below.

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What the new DLC brings

The upcoming expansion will see the release of two downloadable contents – The Isle of Armour and The Crown of Tundra. The DLCs will add new characters and pokemon along with new maps for the players.

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In the Isle of Armour, players will witness major evolutions of their pokemon. Final moments in the trailer saw starter pokemon getting their final evolution, which is the gigantmax. Original starters  include all-time favorites like Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur.

The Crown of Tundra expansion brings the legendary trio of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in their galarian forms. Each of the legendary pokemon birds will feature new abilities and moves. Two other legendary birds are also making their debut in the expansion.

Pokemon DLC release date

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The Pokemon Company will release the Isle of Armour first on June 17. There is no official date for the Crown of Tundra, but reports suggest it could launch by fall 2020.

Players can buy the expansion pass from the Nintendo e-shop after the launch. This is the first time a game in the series sees an expansion. The game series has mostly launched new games each year and has not relied on updates for their previous games. This new step could be the direction they move forth with in the future as well.

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.

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