The Pokemon Company and Nintendo announced Pokemon Sword and Shield is getting an Expansion Pass that will add two new separate adventures.

The Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct opened with a bang as Game Freak announced two brand new DLC expansions coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield. The Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra will be released over the coming months, potentially adding many hours of content to the well-received Switch games. Each game will have its own Expansion Pass that will give owners both of the upcoming DLC expansions.

In addition to new areas to explore, characters, pokémon, outfits, and more, the expansions will also add new legendaries and more co-op play options. Both areas will appear in-game as “seamless maps,” much like the game’s Wild Area – though Game Freak promises both will be even bigger than that already huge space. More than 200 Pokémon will be added to these new areas.

Although the full list of returning Pokemon is yet to be revealed, game director Shigeru Ohmori has revealed the geographical inspiration behind the two new additions to the game. Each of the new game areas will be open world, like the Wild Area from the base Sword and Shield. Many creatures from previous generations are coming to the DLC, so be ready to expand your Pokedex soon.

The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, set for June 2020 and fall 2020, respectively. There will be two different versions of the expansion packs to reflect Sword and Shield. A big announcement for all Pokemon freaks!

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