To celebrate the arrival of Pokémon Legends: Arceus on the Nintendo Switch later this week, YouTube channel 'Channy and Kimberly' (an animation producer & director duo) have released a beautiful cinematic trailer, inspired by anime from the 1980s.

A lot of comments have already noted how it looks similar to Studio Ghibli's famous works. The same animators have previously published anime-inspired videos featuring Persona, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, and even Pokémon Sword and Shield.

We'll admit, it looks so impressive it seems like something that could easily be dropped into the actual game and used as an opening trailer. The music (a rearrangement of the original Pokémon theme by Kromosohn) is also amazing.

What are your own thoughts though? Excited to get your hands on Pokémon Legends: Arceus later this week? Tell us below.