PokéNews (October 30, Round 2): Pokémon Sword and Shield / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: Pokémon Sword and Shield now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop in Europe and North America, but also…

  • Pokémon GO

Pokémon Sword and Shield

A few hours after Japan, pre-orders for Pokémon Sword and Shield went live on the Nintendo eShop in Europe for 59.99€ / £49.99. But unlike in Japan, there’s actually a special version of each game available for pre-purchase: it’s a “bundle” that includes the game and a Steelbook.

It works just like the Limited Edition for Super Mario Maker 2 in Europe:

  • you pre-purchase the game on the Nintendo eShop
  • you receive a Serial Code via email
  • you use this code to order the Steelbook via the official My Nintendo Store, for free

Unfortunately, there’s two catches to keep in mind about this bundle:

  • quantities are limited
  • it’s not included in the Nintendo Switch Game Voucher, which means you cannot use a voucher to buy it

Of course, there’s also a stand-alone version without the Steelbook, and you can use a Nintendo Switch Game Voucher to buy it. Both versions cost the same.

And in North America, pre-orders are also live on the Nintendo eShop ($59.99 each). This region also has its own special version: a Double Pack. It costs $119.99, and includes the following:

  • Pokémon Sword (downloaded automatically when buying the Double Pack)
  • Pokémon Shield (Download Code)
  • the bonuses for the Double Pack
    • 1 in-game code for 1 Dynamax Crystal “* And 15” to face Larvitar
    • 1 in-game code for 1 Dynamax Crystal “* And 458” to face Jangmo-o
  • the regular bonus for buying the game on the Nintendo eShop
    • 1 in-game code for 12 Quick Balls x2 (1 for each game)

NB: the Download Code and Serial Codes can be found on your receipt (also sent via email).

Pokémon Sword and Shield (Switch) comes out on November 15th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Pokémon GO

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