Nintendo fans have been anticipating the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for some time, and the wait is almost over. The games were announced several months ago, but details about their release date have been sparse. Fortunately, the official release date has been announced, and the games are set to come out on November 21st. Fans can also get their hands on these titles early by pre-ordering them at select retailers.
Release Date Details
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released as Nintendo Switch eShop downloads worldwide on November 21st. This date marks the long-awaited inclusion of a new generation of Pokémon in the series. Fans can expect to see familiar characters like Pikachu, Charizard, and Squirtle as well as all-new Pokémon that haven’t yet been revealed.
The games will feature two distinct storyline paths: one focused on Pokemon Scarlet and one focused on Pokemon Violet. Gamers can expect to battle both fan-favorite rivals from past generations as well as brand new rivals in these storylines. Additionally, there are rumors that longtime favorites like Mewtwo may make an appearance in either game.
How To Get The Games Early
While most gamers will be waiting until November 21st to get their hands on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there is a way for them to play the games early—by pre-ordering them through select retailers. This option enables gamers to download and play the game before its official launch date.
To get access to these early builds of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players need to pre-order through either Best Buy or GameStop in North America or Amazon in Europe (for those who reside outside North America). Pre-orders are now open so you won’t have too long a wait before playing your favorite pocket monsters