The Pokémon Company International has revealed a Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet pre-order bonus for those that choose to buy the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives from the official Pokémon Center website.
Those who pre-order Pokémon Scarlet (£49.99), Pokémon Violet (£49.99) or the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Dual Pack SteelBook Edition (£99.99) will receive a free code for an in-game backpack that your character can wear on your adventure.
“Additional information about the backpack design will be revealed at a later date,” The Pokémon Company International has clarified. “Please note that the backpack is a character customization accessory and will not have any effect on gameplay. The digital gift is only available with pre-orders (ends 11th November 2022). The digital code along with redemption instructions will be sent to the email address associated with the order by 18th November 2022. One code per game purchased.”
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 be able to see Pokémon everywhere in this “wide-open world,” whether that be in the skies, in the sea or on the streets.
Your character will have a different outfit depending on whether you are playing Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, and you will be able to choose from three new starter Pokémon before setting off on your journey – Sprigatito the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly the Duckling Pokémon.
After their release, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be able to link with Pokémon HOME, a service that allows Trainers to keep their entire Pokémon collection in one place. By linking these games with Pokémon HOME, Trainers will be able to have Pokémon from other regions adventure alongside them in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 18th November 2022.