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Pokémon satire ‘Palworld’ serves cute creatures for dinner in a brand new trailer

Final summer season we (effectively, the Engadget employees at the very least) collectively misplaced our minds on the announcement of Palworld, a monster catching and battling recreation within the vein of Pokémon, however with weapons. And labor exploitation. This previous weekend developer Pocketpair dropped one other trailer and effectively… it’s not any much less stunning.

The brand new trailer places the weapons proper up entrance, together with a number of “buddies” that actually appear to be knock-offs of Pokémon like Ampharos, Umbreon and Xerneas, amongst many different acquainted faces. The again half of the brand new trailer additionally showcases the manufacturing facility scene we noticed final yr, in addition to some new disturbing pictures. 

If that wasn’t troubling sufficient, the Steam page is live, and the sport description guarantees you’ll be able to “promote them, butcher them to eat, give them arduous labor, pillage, rob and train full mayhem however that is utterly as much as the gamers to make grownup choices” with the added warning, “Simply do not get caught!”

There’s nonetheless no set launch date for the Japanese-developed recreation, however the timing of this newest trailer is likely to be due to the upcoming launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus for the Swap this week. Palworld guarantees each open-world and multiplayer, two options that Pokémon gamers have been requesting for ages. However time will inform if Palworld will scratch that itch when it comes out later this yr… if it isn’t issued a cease-and-desist first.

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