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UK retailer Currys has revealed that Pokémon Legends: Arceus was pre-ordered more times than any other game it’s ever sold.
As spotted by Nintendo Life, Currys – which has been selling games for decades – tweeted the news this week, suggesting the game is on course for a strong opening weekend in the UK.
“Breaking: Pokémon Legends: Arceus on the Nintendo Switch is officially the most pre-ordered game EVER in Currys’ history,” the retailer said ahead of the title’s global release today.
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Earlier this week, Twitter user @So_Ethereal noticed that the game was top of Amazon’s US, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and Australia PC & Video Games charts too.
Blending action and exploration with Pokémon’s RPG roots, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has one of the most unique settings in the history of the series.
Rather than the regular challenge of defeating gym leaders and the Elite Four to become a Pokémon master, Legends focuses on discovery, with players challenged with studying Pokémon in a bid to complete the Hisui region’s first Pokédex.
VGC’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus review called it “the series’ best game in years”, claiming it’s “the breath of fresh air the series has needed for so long”.
It added: “It may not have been apparent from the trailers, but this is one of the most entertaining, engaging and engrossing games in the entire history of the Pokémon series, and is highly recommended to both long-time fans and complete newcomers.”