- Pocket Pair reveals a new Palworld addition that resembles a fusion of Latios and Salamence from Pokemon.
- Players can expect to encounter new Pals like Jetragon, a legendary celestial dragon, and have the opportunity to join the dark side to role-play as a member of Team Rocket in Palworld.
- Palworld stands out from other Pokemon clones by offering a unique gameplay experience, with Pals being used for various tasks and the player character wielding guns.
Game developer Pocket Pair has revealed a new addition to the Palworld Paldeck that looks like a futuristic fusion of Latios and Salamence from the Pokemon franchise. Palworld is slated for an early access release in January 2024, with the developer stating on Steam that this is a way to “keep fine-tuning it based on feedback from our players.” Since the release of the first Palworld trailer back in 2021, the title has captivated audiences via the striking visuals of its open world, the draw of being able to collect a variety of cute creatures called “Pals” that resemble Pokemon, and, most importantly, the player character having the ability to use guns.
While Pokemon clones that focus on the monster-collecting aspect, such as Temtem, are very common, Palworld stands out among these. The trailer showed Pals being used in various ways ranging from homesteading, like watering a garden, to building a house. The creatures were also shown fighting alongside the player character, who was wielding a variety of weapons such as shotguns and rocket launchers, with some of the Pals even being used for defense as a shield against enemy attacks. As such, gamers started to refer to the title online as “Pokemon with guns.”
New Palworld Gameplay Looks Like Pokemon Legends: Arceus With Guns
Palworld releases a pair of new gameplay videos that make it look like Pokemon Legends: Arceus, but with guns.
With the early access launch soon approaching, Pocket Pair has been releasing trailers of new Pals that players can expect to encounter. One of these new Pals is called Jetragon, which looks like a combination of Latios and Salamence. Jetragon has a primarily blue tone with black and orange accents, as well as four pink diamond-shaped wings that are similar to the Paradox Pokemon, Iron Moth. The reveal trailer identified this new Pal as a legendary celestial dragon and featured the player character taking on a level 25 version with Relaxauras, a Palworld creature that looks like Snorlax and Lapras, as well as another that looked to be an Ice-type Hatterene with wings.
After capturing the creature, the player character soars through the skies of Palworld’s Palpagos Island on the aptly named Jetragon. The trailer ended with a preview of Jetragon taking on the next Paldeck entry called Elizabee, which looks like the Beehive Pokemon, Vespiquen.
Pokemon is arguably the most popular monster-collecting game, so titles of the same genre will not be able to escape being compared to it. However, Palworld is offering something that Pokemon probably never will. Players can have a bit of fun by joining the dark side to role-play as a member of Team Rocket in Palworld.
Palworld is in development for PC and Xbox consoles.
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