A Pokémon Direct has just concluded, and with it comes the announcement of two upcoming Pokémon games, named Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
Here is the reveal trailer:
In the announcement, a detective investigates an apartment, then sees the trailer for the upcoming games.
We see some details of the new region, and get a first glimpse:
Like Pokémon Legends: Arceus, this new region seems to favor expansive explorable areas:
It also shows Pokémon wandering about, also like Legends:
There a town plaza, which seems very European. Perhaps the setting for this one is inspired by Greece or Italy.
The main character seems to get an oceanfront home, this time:
We were also shown the player character. There likely will also be a girl, as is the case in most Pokémon games.
We also get a brief glimpse of part of the region map:
Afterwards, we return to the detective. Perhaps the apartment is filled with clues as to the setting of the upcoming games, such as this food that’s sitting out:
Then, we see what is likely the new starters for these games:
According to the official reveal page, the cat is named Sprigatito, the croc is named Fuecoco, and the duck is called Quaxly. I like the cat and the duck, but the croc reminds me of Bubble Bobble.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are coming later this year to Nintendo Switch. What do you think?