Hot off the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus last month, The Pokémon Company has just announced Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet releasing for the Nintendo Switch.
While the reveal only shows some brief snippets of the world, the game looks to be a blend of Sword and Shield and Legends: Arceus, set in an all new region that will no doubt bring along new Pokémon. We also got a look at the starters, and they’re what looks to be a grass-type cat, a water-type duck, and a fire-type dinosaur or lizard.
The region itself is very reminiscent of the tropical setting of Alola, mixed with the grandeur and architecture of Galar. It’s a slightly more stylized and modern setting than Hisui, but seems even larger in scope. The world looks to be quite expansive, and seems to be comprised of multiple biomes, only connected this time as opposed to separated like they are in Legends: Arceus.
With Arceus receiving positive reception from most audiences, its no wonder Game Freak wanted to expand on the same formula in a true open-world setting. While there’s no concrete date, we do know the games are set to come out in late 2022 for Nintendo Switch. We’ll be covering all the latest information as its revealed over the coming months.