This past friday, Pokemon fans around the world lost their collective sh*t when during a Nintendo Direct conference, the company dropped the first look at the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield:
The trailer reveals a brand new region to explore; just as the Unova region was based off the map of New York City, the Galar region is inspired by the map/geographical landscape of the United Kingdom (with the actual U.K map itself being turned upside down to create the Galar region). Other potential landscape inspirations could include the famously frozen Scottish Highlands, and Wales.
We also got a brand new look at the next line of Gen 8 starters:
Pokemon Sword & Shield are scheduled for release via the Nintendo Switch in late 2019!