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Game Informer has revealed Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield as the cover story for the gaming magazine’s November 2019 issue.

After having an early chance to visit Game Freak’s headquarters in Tokyo to play the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives, you can read the behind-the-scenes story about their creation.

This will also see the publication share more over the coming weeks, such as interviews, videos, and features.

That includes conversations with the game’s director, producer, planning director, and art director, touching on topics like why the Galar region is inspired by the United Kingdom, the new Dynamax mechanic, and why some Pokémon won’t appear.

In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you will choose between three starter Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – before having the chance to explore the Galar region – with its idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. Challenging the Gyms in the region, you will once again look to become Champion.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 15th.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.