Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet Announced for Late 2022 Release on Nintendo Switch

As part of Pokemon Day, which took place on 27th February 2022 and celebrates 26 years since the original Pokemon games were released in Japan, the Pokemon Company hosted a 14 minute long Pokemon Presents Stream which announced plans for a variety of different Pokemon titles, including the reveal of brand new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch.

Due worldwide in late 2022 two brand new Pokemon games, known as Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, will be released onto the Nintendo Switch. These latest entries in the Pokemon franchise, which are considered to be the 9th Generation in the mainline Pokemon saga, will have players explore a brand new region and interact with even more Pokemon. Surprisingly these new installments take elements from Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Pokemon Legends Arceus, such as the open world exploration and interaction with Pokemon, to further expand and refine the Pokemon gameplay that fans love.

In addition to the reveal of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet The Company Pokemon revealed a variety of celebratory events for Pokemon Unite, Pokemon GO and Pokemon Cafe ReMix, with most events lasting util the end of March. Another announcement came in the form of updates for Pokemon Legends Arceus, with the the game reciving a new ‘daybreak’ update as well as production on an all new Pokemon anime series based on the Hisui region.

The presentation itself can be viewed below, with further information being shared through the relevant Pokemon social media platforms, and on the Pokemon website.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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