Nintendo has confirmed plans to release a Nintendo Switch OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Edition, which will be on sale at retailers around the world from Friday 4th November 2022.
To be sold in stores and through the My Nintendo Store at a suggested retail price of $359.99, the items within the console bundle feature art inspired by the upcoming games – with the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon appearing on the glossy front side of the white system’s dock while a design that takes its inspiration from the series’ iconic Poké Ball is used on the back.
The back of the Nintendo Switch console is “adorned with special illustrations of the three Pokémon you can choose as your first partners in the game – Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly – along with illustrations of symbols players may recognize as they journey through the games.” Whereas the Joy-Con controllers match the main colours of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, and use the school emblems of the Naranja Academy and Uva Academy that appear in the respective games.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are promised to “take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series,” with players offered the chance to “explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness.” You will see Pokémon everywhere in this “wide-open world,” whether in the skies, in the sea, or on the streets.
You will start your adventure in the Paldea region, which is described as being “a land of vast open spaces dotted with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, and mountain ranges.” There are lots of people and Pokémon living together in a variety of locations, such as “a farming village with bountiful harvests to a port town with a bustling marketplace.” Pokémon also call treetops, rivers, and other locations in the wilderness their homes.
At the heart of the Paldea region is its largest city, Mesagoza. It is here that you will find either Naranja Academy or Uva Academy, with their name, emblem and uniforms differing depending on whether you choose to play Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.
The Pokédex will be loaded on your Rotom Phone as an app, as well as a map app that will let you see the entire Paldea region, your current location and information like nearby towns, Pokémon Centers and wild Pokémon.
After their release, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be able to link with Pokémon HOME, a service that allows you to keep your entire Pokémon collection in one place. By linking these games with Pokémon HOME, you will be able to have Pokémon from other regions adventure alongside them in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.