nexomon extinction xbox one release

Xbox One isn’t exactly overrun with Pokemon games or substitutes – thanks for that, Nintendo – so we’re going to grab at any that come our way. Nexomon: Extinction, after all, could be a mainline Pokemon game, if you squint a bit and turn your head.

Nexomon is out today on Xbox One, a month after a launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. We won’t take offence that we’re last in the queue: honestly, it’s fine. Really.

The launch gives us all the chance to figure out whether it outperforms its influences. It’s certainly got a lot of impressive bullet points on the back of its box: 381 monsters to collect, 20+ hours of story and a vast open world. From cursory checks of the trailer, it looks like it harks back to the Game Boy Advance era of Pokemons (Pokemen?), where the vibrancy was amped up and the Pokédex was starting to get more crowded. 

Reviews on other systems are cautiously optimistic, calling out its challenge, value and attempts at doing something new, so we’re eager to grab a bag of Poundland megaballs and start catching them all. Expect an impending review from us that attempts to weigh up whether it’s the pikachu of the bunch, or a complete snorlax.

Features include:

  • Begin Your Journey – Leave the orphanage you grew up in, choose your first Nexomon and start your life as a Tamer.
  • Explore a world teeming with Nexomon – Trap and tame 381 Nexomon from nine elemental types, with powerful evolutions.
  • Join the Fight – Tyrant Nexomon roam free and the Tamer’s Guild is stretched to the limit, can you change the tide of the battle?
  • Battle Trainers and Tyrants – Step up and take on would-be challengers and dangerous foes in beautifully animated turn-based battles.
  • Discover Diverse Regions – From arid deserts to freezing tundra, navigate challenging environments and manage their effects on your Nexomon.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of Nexomon – Uncover secrets, stumble upon side-quests and encounter a raft of eccentric characters.
  • Train hard to become the greatest – Dynamic difficulty will see the world around you get more challenging as you progress, as even defeated trainers come back stronger than before and ready to battle!

Nexomon: Evolution releases today for £16.99 on Xbox One. Just visit the Xbox Store in order to start working on your Nexomon Rap.

Edit: Our review of Nexomon: Extinction is live.

Game Description:

Nexomon: Extinction is a return to classic monster catching games, complete with a brand new story, eccentric characters and over 300 unique Nexomon to trap and tame. The world is on the brink of extinction as mighty Tyrant Nexomon fight for dominion over humans and monsters. Join the Tamer’s guild and begin an epic journey to restore balance before all hope is lost…

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