Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet announced, coming late 2022
Three new starter Pokemon also revealed
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the newest games in the Pokemon franchise have been announced.
The games, which were revealed during Pokémon Presents will release for Nintendo Switch in Late 2022.
Several classic Pokémon were shown off, as well as three unnamed starter Pokémon. You can watch the trailer for the games below.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - announce trailer
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The trailer also shows the game’s three new starter Pokémon, or ‘Partner Pokémon’, as they’re named this time.
The starters are a grass-type cat Pokémon called Sprigatito, a fire-type crocodile Pokémon called Fuecoco and a water-type duckling Pokémon called Quaxly. It’s safe to assume the player will get to choose one of the three as they begin their journey in this unknown region.
The trailer ended with an image describing the games as “An all-new entry in the Pokemon series releasing worldwide in Late 2022.”
You can see screenshots from the trailer below.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet were the only new Pokemon games announced as part of Pokemon Presents.
The second Detective Pikachu game is still in development, according to a new recruitment advertisement for its developer Creatures Inc.
As posted on Creatures Inc’s recruitment website, and translated by VGC, a programmer referred to as ‘KT’ reveals that he is “working on the sequel to Detective Pikachu, programming the drawing area, while also creating a system in the Environment Development Office that will serve as the foundation for future game production in general.”
The news will come as a relief to some Pokémon fans because information on the sequel to the 3DS original has been thin on the ground since its announcement three years ago.