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Pokemon ‘The Legend of Arceus’ Features Breath of the Wild Style Open World

Pokemon is finally getting the open-world Diamond and Pearl game we've always wanted, according to a new leak.

Today's Pokemon Direct is the cause of a great deal of hype, and for good reason. According to a new leak, this could be our first look at an open-world Pokemon game.

Earlier today, new leaks arrived revealing Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. And now, we're already seeing gameplay for a brand-new Pokemon experience.

Fans are comparing the footage to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This could be exactly what the Pokemon franchise needs, after years of the same regurgitated formula.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remake - Could It Be Open World?

Pokemon Meets Breath of the Wild in Open-World Game Leak

According to a new leak, Pokemon's upcoming game will feature an open-world for players to freely explore - much like Breath of the Wild.

Trainers can ride Pokemon, use them to climb mountains, and even use them to fly around. By catching new companions and expanding their team, players can explore the open-world with ease.

EDIT: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus now CONFIRMED

Even without your Pokemon companions, players will be able to sneak about in tall grass, and traverse a huge open world. This is a huge step up from the recent leak that stated Diamond and Pearl would have Let's Go mechanics.

The in-game screenshots also refer to a newly introduced 'Seamless Battle' which may well mean that players won't enter a separate battle animation. Instead, battles could occur in the open-world environment itself.

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This is a huge departure for the popular franchise and one that fans will be happy to see. Nintendo is being quick to take down all footage of the games as it appears online, but we'll only have to wait a matter of hours to find out more.

According to the leaked Breath of the Wild-style Pokemon game's trailer, it will release in 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.

And if leaks can be believed, Diamond and Pearl aren't the only Pokemon remakes coming soon.

Be sure to stay tuned as we find out more at today's Pokemon Presents video presentation!

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