There’s not too long left to wait until the launch of the Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch, and we’re learning more and more about the titles every day.
One of the most interesting confirmations to come from Game Freak is surrounding autosave – a feature which has been notably lacking in every mainline Pokémon game since the days of Pokémon Red and Blue.
It’s been revealed that Pokémon Sword and Shield will be the first games in the whole series that’ll feature autosaving, but those looking for a more traditional experience can choose to turn it off.
In an interview with GameInformer, Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori explains: “It’s a new feature we’re implementing: full autosave functionality,
“Traditionally in Pokémon games, it’s an important thing to write your report to record your save, and that’s always been a staple, like, ‘Remember to save your game!’ We do have an autosave feature this time, where you can just adventure and it’ll constantly save the game.”
Autosave will be on by default, but you’ll be able to turn it off and use manual saves if you want the true Pokémon experience.
We’ve got just a month to go until launch, and despite its controversies, there’s definitely a lot of people who are more than ready to dive into the Galar region for the first time.
The games’ official description reads: “Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!”
Pokémon Sword and Shield launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15 2019.
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