for those looking Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you’d better be careful when searching the internet, as a small number of streamers are currently playing on Twitch. While it’s unclear how exactly these people got their copies, they’re not shy about letting everyone know about their early access.
We won’t link to these streams directly, but there are currently some live under the official Arceus tag on Twitch. While it currently only has around 1,000 viewers, much of the early game is being shown.
This is a pretty dangerous game, considering Nintendo’s history of punishing leakers. In the past, the company made those responsible for distributing early information about its Pokémon Sword and Shield pay $150,000 in damages. as reported by Eurogamer in June last year.
Considering the effort Nintendo will go to to track down game image leaks ahead of official releases, you have to wonder what actions the company will take now that images of one of its biggest games of 2022 are available.
That said, these streams have been live for over 12 hours at the time of this writing, and are apparently still running with no worries. We’ll have to wait and see if these Arceus streams continue to pop up as we get closer to the Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date of January 28.
To learn more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, check out our articles on the five things you need to know about the riskiest Pokémon game yet and our article on the six other historical settings we’d like to see after Pokémon Legends: Arceus.