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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Launching in Late 2022

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Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, the newest entries in the long-running RPG franchise, will launch in late 2022. During the February 27, 2022 Pokemon Presents stream, The Pokemon Company revealed the new games, including images of starters and looks at a lot of environments.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, developed by Game Freak, are set in a new region. The reveal trailer, which started with a security guard investigating a break-in at the Game Freak offices, showed off a number of returning Pokemon as well as illustrations of the three new starter choices.

The new Scarlet and Violet starters are a grass cat, a fire crocodile and a water duck. Returning Pokemon confirmed during the trailer include fan favorites like Meowth, Pikachu, and Lucario, among many others. The Pokemon Company describes the new entry as “an open-world adventure,” following Sword and Shield‘s experiments with Wild Areas and Pokemon Legends Arceus‘ continued work on the idea.

You can check out the full announcement trailer below.

The end of the trailer also showed a URL for the game’s official site, which provides more information on the game and the three starters.

The February 27, 2022 Pokemon Presents presentation also included updates on Pokemon Legends Arceus, Pokemon Unite and Pokemon GO.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will launch in late 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

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Graham Russell, editor-at-large, has been writing about games for various sites and publications since 2007. He’s a fan of streamlined strategy games, local multiplayer and upbeat aesthetics. He joined Siliconera in February 2020, and served as its Managing Editor until July 2022. When he’s not writing about games, he’s a graphic designer, web developer, card/board game designer and editor.