Pokémon Legends: Arceus is already streaming online, and it’s not even out yet

Pokémon Legends Arceus
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus was already leaked and datamined this week, and now it’s showing up entire Game playthroughs will be streamed on Twitch and uploaded to YouTube.

As pointed out by My Nintendo News, these channels are likely to be running ROM versions via emulation after some trainers were able to get physical copies early on and dump the game files on the internet.

“It seems like a few people who got the game early uploaded the game to illegal ROM sites, which means Pokemon Legends: Arceus is now playable via an emulator. Some of those who downloaded the ROMs have the game live streamed for free on Twitch and as I type there are people who are playing through it online and streaming the full game to a small number of viewers.”

We checked it ourselves and can confirm that everything is correct. In one session on Twitch, a trainer had a whole group of Pokémon around the level 50 mark. These people are pushing the game forward and will likely be done with it before the new entry is even officially released.

Here’s a recording of one of the many streams we’ve found on Twitch (we’ve blurred it as a precaution). Most of these channels have small followings and showcase the game to a handful of viewers:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is already streaming on Twitch...
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We also found many playthroughs over on YouTube – one video has already had close to 90,000 views – that walk viewers through the first leg of the game. More information and footage of the game is popping up on platforms like Reddit and Twitter.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like this – the same thing happened to the last November Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes.

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