Pokemon Sword And Shield Have Had A Graphics Update

Get excited!

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2019 is going to be a great year because we’ll finally (finally!) get to the play the first new Pokemon RPG adventures for the Nintendo Switch: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

The two games were finally revealed during a Nintendo Direct earlier this year, and although the internet was seriously impressed with the new offerings, it looks like the games have already gotten a graphics boost.

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Japanese magazine CoroCoro [via ComicBook] recently revealed some new stills from the game, and there seems to be a definite improvement from what we’ve seen previously.

The background and texture details seem to have undergone a little TLC to make them a little more outstanding, as you can see in the tweet below.

Bear in mind, the images shown are from a magazine scanned into a computer, so the real thing should be a lot more noticeable.


The images were originally printed to show a new item of clothing that will show up in the game, and conveniently showed the player character standing in front of the same house we saw in the reveal trailer.

Pokemon Sword And Shield Starter Evolutions
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This made comparing the new image with the previous very easy, and as you can see, there’s been marked improvements to lighting, textures and general details.

Thanks to E3, it’s likely we’ll be seeing more from Pokemon Sword and Shield in the coming weeks.

Even though who shy away from E3 tend to showcase their games in other ways at this time of year, so here’s hoping we’ll be getting another Pokemon-focused Nintendo Direct in the next few weeks.

Pokemon Sword And Shield Starter Evolutions
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We’re still waiting on more information on the upcoming Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch, with rumour suggesting it’s set for a release over the summer.

We’ve yet to see a trailer or gameplay reveal for the new AC game, so let’s all hope for that in a Nintendo Direct sooner rather than later too!

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