Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Expansion The Crown Tundra Launches October 22

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Following their typically short-notice reveal, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have shared the release date and new details for the upcoming “The Crown Tundra” DLC expansion planned for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

The Crown Tundra will launch for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield via its Expansion Pass on October 22nd, worldwide – publisher Nintendo and developer Game Freak announced this morning.

Here’s a brief rundown on the expansion content:

The Crown Tundra is the second area you’ll be able to visit with your Expansion Pass. See for yourself this vast landscape, with its drifts of glittering snow! In this frigid area with jagged, snowy mountains, people have settled in a small, tight-knit community.

Early in your adventures here, a man named Peony will appoint you as the leader of his exploration team in the Crown Tundra. You’ll be tasked with investigating the reaches of this frozen land—including the depths of a Pokémon Den, something you’ve so far been able to glimpse only during Max Raid Battles!

What’s more, it seems many Legendary Pokémon make the Crown Tundra their home.

Here’s the new trailer:

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are out now on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review here, and our review of the Isle of Armor expansion here.

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