Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Announced, Generation 9; Late 2022 Release

Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Announced, Generation 9; Late 2022 Release

During today’s Pokémon Presents, the company announced the generation 9 games for the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. A lengthy trailer showcasing the region was provided alongside a sneak peek at the three starters players will be able to utilize. Intricate information such as the region’s name or what to expect was not stated, but more news will undoubtedly arrive shortly.

These 2 games will be seamlessly open world, likely similar to how Pokémon Legends: Arceus was handled.

These games will be launching in late 2022. We will keep you all updated on further occurrences with these titles and their development.

Various screenshots and character renders were revealed, all viewable below. In addition, the starter names were also revealed. Credit to Pokémon fansite, Serebii.

For now, you can check out the trailer for these upcoming games below.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus was recently announced to have sold 6.5 million units worldwide.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus represents a long since necessary new step for the Pokémon franchise at large, ditching the mainline formula for an entirely new gameplay loop that has been met with general praise from fans and critics alike. More freeform exploration and the drastically fresh setting aid in that freshness as it feels like the series has finally taken a step forward for the first time in what feels like eons.

The Hisui region houses various distinct biomes, from harsh tundra to warm, welcoming fields. In addition, the hub village, crafting, and more facets give players further reasons to sink their teeth into all of the exploratory gameplay mechanics.

Check out our review for Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

If you missed it, check out our review of the recently released Pokémon Shining Pearl.

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