Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will let up to four players explore an open world together freely.
Fresh details about open world gameplay and multiplayer functionality have been revealed to coincide with the publication of a new trailer and the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet release date.
“You can experience a new style of adventure, with a world that you’re free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story,” according to the official Pokémon Scarlet & Violet site.
Second Trailer | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
“You will, of course, journey to hone your skills as a Pokémon Trainer, but many more discoveries and stories await you. Meet a variety of people and Pokémon, and adventure in the world of Pokémon the way you want to.
“Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet allow multiplayer gameplay with up to four players,” the site adds.
“Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, you will be able to explore the various locations of the region in these games with other players.
“You can discover new Pokémon and explore unfamiliar areas with your friends and family, opening the door to an adventure more precious and fun than ever!”
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will be released worldwide for Switch on November 18, 2022.
The release date was confirmed in a new trailer, which also revealed new monsters including the two new Legendary Pokémon, which are called Koraidon (exclusive to Scarlet) and Miraodon (exclusive to Violet).