Game news Pokémon Presents: What can we expect from the Pokémon Scarlet/Purple event?
Although we already know the launch date of the title, the Pokémon Company will hold a presentation dedicated to Pokémon Scarlet / Purple on Wednesday, August 3 at 15.00, as well as other games in the franchise. Before the broadcast of the show, the JV editorial team invites you on a quick tour of what we can expect.
- A crisis presentation for Pokémon Scarlet / Purple?
- Mobile game updates and one more thing in the hype?
A crisis presentation for Pokémon Scarlet / Purple?
Scheduled for November 18, Pokémon Scarlet / Violet is among the games that are especially expected at the end of 2022, and with good reason, they feature the new generation of Pokémon, the ninth (9G). Thus, after a fairly complete second trailer, we learned that the title would adopt the open-world formula of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, that the action takes place in a region reminiscent of Spain, and that it will be possible to go on adventures with three trainers in multiplayer. On the creature side, we could see the three starters (Poussacha, Chochodile and Coiffeton), the two legendaries (Koraidon and Miraidon) as well as Pokémon from the first zones (Gourmelet, Pohm, Olivini). Finally, we could also enjoy the characters, the two teachers (Olim and Turum) as well as the rival Menzi.
If it’s already a lot of information, a lot of things need to be clarified and many creatures are yet to be introduced during the event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3 at 3 p.m.. First of all, if multiplayer seems to be an important part of the experience, the modalities need to be explained. Should we actually expect only online multiplayer or local to be considered as well? Then we can wonder what the team of “bad guys” in this episode will look like, which are found in all the games of the saga and which put a spoke in the wheels of the players every time. The same applies to arenas and champions. If there weren’t any in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it’s because it was a spin-off, but in Pokémon Sword/Shield, we faced champions in stadiums, as the Galar region is inspired by England. Finally, we will surely be entitled to glimpses of some creatures.
If the Pokémon Company decided to hold an event at this time, it’s also because Pokémon Scarlet / Violet has been the subject of several major leaks recently. If you hang out on social media, you may have seen very blurry images that are supposed to represent game assets. Among these screenshots, some important elements of the adventure were revealed, prompting the Pokémon Company to hold this event to present official information about these two titles themselves.
Mobile game updates and one more thing in the hype?
However, the presentation will not be devoted only to Pokémon Scarlet / Purple, because it is specified that “various Pokémon games” will also be there. Well, the English Twitter account is more specific as it talks about “Pokémon Apps and Video Games”. Thereby, we can expect announcements for mobile games like Pokémon GO, Pokémon Unite or even Pokémon Masters. Finally, we can also imagine that we will have news about less prominent projects such as the Pokémon Home application or the discrete Pokémon Quest.
In addition to that, we are also not immune to a surprise at the end of the presentation. If it’s highly unlikely that we’re already talking about tenth generation games when the ninth isn’t even here, perhaps we can expect the announcement of a new spin-off à la Pokémon Legends: Arceus, if not a sequel scheduled for early 2023, as was the case this year. Remember, Pokémon Sparkling Diamond/Sparkling Pearl was released in November 2021, while Arceus arrived a few months later in January 2022.
However, we must recognize that the situation is different here, since we had the two remakes of the fourth generation, and not the launch of the ninth generation whose hype should not be diminished by the next project to come. So maybe we should lower our expectations and rather expect the announcement of a new mobile game. At least answer tomorrow at 3pm.