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