Developed by Game Freak, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be launching simultaneously on November 15, 2019, worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Pre-order customers in a number of locations will receive bonus DLC tracksuits for their player character. This offer is available in the UK via participating ShopTo stores and GAME, in Spain at GAME, in Ireland at Smyths Toy Store, in Japan at 7 Net Shopping and in Italy at GameStop. ShopTo and GAME are also giving a way a special Steelbook and a limited-edition figurine to customers who pre-order the Dual Pack in the UK. The figurine is of the three new starter Pokémon of the Galar region – Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble.
Another pre-order incentive has been announced for various territories. Pre-order customers will get a code to unlock gold studded backpacks in the game to customize your male or female player character. This is available via Amazon in Japan and to the first 300 pre-order customers at Carrefour and MediaMarkt in Spain.