Pokémon Sword And Shield Launch Event Cancelled In Tokyo

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The Pokémon Company has announced that it has cancelled the official Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Sword launch event in Japan “due to operational reasons.”

This was scheduled to be held at the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo store, situated in the Japanese capital’s retail-centric Ikebukuro district.

The launch event’s cancellation will come as a disappointment for fans, as producer Junichi Masuda and game director Shigeru Ohmori were to attend.

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
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