Two Real World Locations Inspired the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion

New DLC continues the Pokémon tradition of basing game worlds on actual places.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 01/15/2020 11:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

Ever since the developers looked to Japan’s actual Kanto region, the area around Tokyo, for inspiration for the world of Pokémon’s first generation of games, the series has always based each game’s region on a real place. The most recent game famously took inspiration from Great Britain, so it would only make sense that they wouldn’t look too far for Sword and Shield’s upcoming DLC.

For Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, the Pokémon developers have decided to stay within the British Isles. According to a tweet from the brand’s UK account, Isle of Armor was inspired by the Isle of Man, an island between England and Ireland, while The Crown Tundra is based on Scotland, the northernmost member of the United Kingdom.

The new regions are being sold in a bundle for $29.99, even though they are being released at different times. First up will be Isle of Armor when it releases in June of this year and The Crown Tundra will follow in the fall.

Source: Siliconera

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