Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the following two video games within the mainline Pokémon collection, are coming to Nintendo Swap later this 12 months, The Pokémon Firm introduced throughout at this time’s Pokémon Presents.
The reveal got here on the very finish of the 14-minute livestream that showcased information for quite a lot of totally different video games, akin to Pokémon Go. In truth, most individuals weren’t anticipating something large out of the livestream. And at first, that appeared to pan out. The introduction to the trailer noticed a real-life human investigating one thing, which made it appear to be the Presents was going to finish on a trailer for one thing Detective Pikachu associated. Nevertheless it wasn’t!
Then, one thing that form of seemed like a hybrid of this 12 months’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus and 2020’s Pokémon Sword and Defend began taking part in. There have been massive open-looking areas, shiny city squares, and loads of lens flare. The Pokémon additionally appear to be much more responsive with extra animations for once they seem out within the wild.
Right here’s the trailer:
Who’re Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s starters?
Meet Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, that are respectively a grass-based cat, a fire-type that appears like a little bit dinosaur, and the water sort is a few form of hen with a very nice hairdo. The names sound form of Spanish, don’t they? Gatito is cat. Scarlet and Violet’s new area, in the meantime, seems to be Mediterranean. The teaser confirmed costal seashores and what appears like some Spanish-influenced structure. Followers had beforehand speculated that Gen 9 is perhaps based mostly in Italy or some a part of France based mostly on potential hints in Pokémon Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Many had beforehand been anticipating new DLC to get introduced for Arceus, though it’s solely been a couple of month since launch. When Sword and Defend have been launched, The Pokémon Firm took the following 12 months off and gave followers two expansions as a substitute. This 12 months’s plan is way more formidable. Gamers will successfully have gotten the Pokémon BDSP remakes, the collection first open world spin-off, and a wholly new set of mainline Pokémon video games within the span of a single 12 months.