First Look at ‘Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX’ as Well as ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Pokémon Shield’ Expansion Pass

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The most recent Pokémon Direct update just dropped two of their major news planned for 2020.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for the Nintendo Switch is a re-imagining of the Pokémon and Mystery Dungeon mashups from 2005 — Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. You wake up in a world full of Pokémon, only to find out that you have been turned into a Pokémon yourself! To solve this mystery you have to gather a party of other Pokémon, and travel through dungeons that change every time you enter them in search of clues and treasure.

The demo version of the game is already available for download on the Nintendo Store. Your progress in the demo will be transferred to the full game too, which will be available from March 6!

Also announced was the coming expansion passes for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The expansions will be coming in two parts — The Isle of Armor by the end of June 2020, and The Crown Tundra planned for fall 2020. Both new areas of Galar will have new Pokémon and new clothing items, and some features that are specific to each area. On The Isle of Armor you will become the apprentice of the head of the local dojo, to train with your Pokémon and become even stronger. The Crown Tundra will send you on an investigation of this new area, as well as give you the opportunity to explore those Pokémon Dens that you have only been able to glimpse so far during Max Raid Battles.

If you don’t plan on getting the expansion passes you can look forward to free updates of the regular games once the expansion passes become available, to enable players without the expansion pass to get the new Pokémon through trading.

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By Emelie
Despite having been a fangirl for as long as she can remember, it wasn’t until Emelie left the security of her hometown in the north of Sweden for the hustle and bustle of Gothenburg, that she found her tribe and really immersed herself in fandom. She currently works as second line field engineer tech support, and shares her home with cats Loki and Stiles. In her free time you can find her either playing Dungeons & Dragons 5e, or on Twitter (@killingnormalcy) yelling about Critical Role, Marvel, Twenty One Pilots, and Overwatch.
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