Back when Tigers used to smoke.
I think it makes sense under the new Game Director's vision. Plus it makes sense from a release pattern position similar to that of the 6th gen. As many of us know, the 6th gen featured the release of the X and Y games and ORAS remakes but no third version? For many, this was a startling change from the rest of the series and many people believe that the Sun & Moon games are sort of like the third version to X & Y. So in order to not make that mistake again, I believe Ohmori intends to release Sword & Shield as THE FULL PRODUCT. As in, there will NEVER BE A THIRD VERSION of Sword & Shield because Sword & Shield are already the Third Version, featuring the Trio Master in the logo. It'll be like Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, which are considered third versions and yet separate paired releases featuring Necrozma hidden in the corner. With that, they can just skip the third version right ahead without worrying about it and into the Diamond & Pearl remakes. So from a release pattern perspective, I do think Sword & Shield is the full "third" version because of the possible legendary in the logo.Idk. Seems improbable for me to have that in the first version. In the end it's still possible that the wolves are just symbols and have nothing to do with any actual pokemon.