“Lead an expedition in the snow-swept realm of the Crown Tundra and unravel the mystery of the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex who once ruled over it,” reads the official blurb, which also says the DLC is “coming soon.”
An extensive Pokémon Sword and Shield post-release content plan was revealed in January, including two expansions adding new environments, new (and old) Pokémon and fresh player customisation options.
Pokémon Sword and Shield’s first expansion, The Isle of Armor, released on June 17.
Featuring a Pokémon Dojo where players become an apprentice, and new legendary Pokémon Kubfu, Isle of Armor was released individually and as part of a $29.99/£26.99 expansion pass, which will also grant access to The Crown Tundra.
The Crown Tundra is focused more on exploration and will add a new co-op mode which will see players visiting underground Pokémon dens featuring previous (and new) legendary monsters, some of which players will be able to catch.
Together the expansions will add more than 200 legacy Pokémon to the game. Players who don’t purchase the DLC will be able to obtain these via other means such as trading.
In June, fans assembled a list of Pokémon likely to return in The Crown Tundra.