Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: First Open-World RPGs in the Franchise Get November Release Date

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Nintendo has released a new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, confirming that both games be available to play on the Nintendo Switch beginning on November 18. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are notable for being the first fully open-world RPGs in the long-running and immensely lucrative franchise. They are also the first to include support for four-player co-op, allowing for a bigger group of friends to team up to explore the various locations of what has been described as a fantasy version of the Iberian Peninsula. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s individual releases are available to preorder now via Nintendo’s eShop, while a double pack that includes both games will be available at a later date.

“Trainers will once again embark on an epic journey of discovery and exploration,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company during the games’ reveal in February. “Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be an adventure unlike any other, and I cannot wait to share this incredible experience with all of you.”

The new Legendary Pokémon appearing in these titles, Koraidon and Miraidon, are on each cover of the retail version of the game, and the title logos are embellished with foil stamp-like designs that use these Legendary Pokémon as motifs. The packages of these games have a similar look to the covers of old books and evoke the feeling that a new story lies ahead.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series. Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, players will be able to explore the various locations of the region in these games with up to four players.

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