Pokmon Sword and Shield will be the first entries in the massively popular franchise to feature full-blown expansions through downloadable content (DLC) passes.
On Thursday over 280,000 viewers tuned into a roughly 20-minute Pokmon Direct that shared a wealth of details surrounding the Pokmon Sword and Shield expansion passes. The expansion passes will grant players access to The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra which directly continue the stories of Pokmon Sword and Shield. The expansions will be released in June and sometime this fall respectively. The passes will be available for pre-purchase later today for $29.99.
In addition to continuations of the story mode, players can expect new gyms, rivals to battle, accessories, and even new Pokmon. In the Pokmon Direct, Game Freak said the expansions would be accompanied by the addition of more than 200 Pokmon including new forms of existing creatures. It seems the Dexit controversy surrounding Pokmon Sword and Shields initially limited Pokdex has been remedied.
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