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Pokemon Sword and Shield Is Ultimate Temptation

The next generation of Pokemon games is here! Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year, marking the very first time a main Pokemon game will come to a console instead of the Nintendo handheld.

Which is the very reason I probably won’t get to play this one.

The video looks great! The graphics, the world, the everything; it looks like the classic Pokemon game, while reveling in the true size and power of a console. It’s everything we Pokemon fans could possibly want!

Except I’m probably not about to shell out $300 for a Nintendo Switch.

Here are the new starters. I think I’m leaning towards the grass starter. Looks like a parrot/monkey hybrid. Though I’ll save my final decision for when I see their final evolutions.

Pokemon Sword Shield 01

Though I’ll probably never get to play.

Look, I thought I’d sworn off consoles years ago by switching to full-time Steam games on PC. Then I went and splurged $400 on a Playstation 4 last year! Now you expect me to spend another $300 on a Nintendo Switch just so that I can play Pokemon Sword and/or Shield?

Granted, there’s a bunch of other Switch games I’d love to play, but I’m not made of money for video game consoles! And granted, I bought both my Nintendo DS and my Nintendo 3DS specifically to play the newly released Pokemon game, and rarely ever played any other handheld games. But I largely regretted spending so much just to play the new Pokemon game.

So no, this isn’t happening. I’m not buying a Nintendo Switch.

Probably.

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