Pokemon Sword and Shield may be one of the last big launches for the Nintendo Switch in 2019, but it has the pedigree to be a massive seller.
The official release date has been set for November 15, 2019, meaning fans only have a short time to wait for it to hit shelves.
And it’s now been confirmed that Nintendo Switch gamers desperate to start their adventures in the Galar Region early will be able to do so before midnight on November 15.
Certain retailers in the US and UK will be holding early launch events for Sword and Shield.
For UK fans hoping to start playing early, Pokemon Sword and Shield will be available to pick up at midnight on its release date.
This will be happening at certain GAME retail stores, but not all of them will be signing up.
Looking at the events page, most GAME Stores will be staying closed for the Sword and Shield midnight release.
However, it will be worth calling around to find out precisely what the plan is and if you need to pre-order before picking up your game.
The Pokemon Sword and Shield release date is set for November 15, 2019, and will be exclusively available on Nintendo Switch.
And while new additions have been made to the game, the core gameplay remains unaltered from previous generations.
And with just days to go before the big launch day, we’ve learnt all we need to know before Pokemon Sword and Shield becomes playable.
But one final thing that some fans might be interested to find out is that certain retailers will be holding early launch events for Sword and Shield.
Pokemon Trainers can be among the first to pick up their copies for the Nintendo Switch exclusive, depending on where they live.
For example, Best Buy in the United States will be hosting Pokémon Sword and Shield late-night store openings.
Select stores will be opening at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, November 15, or 9:00 p.m. PT Thursday, November 14.
It should be noted that this isn’t a blanket offer running at all locations, so fans should make sure to call around and check which ones are participating.