It seems like only yesterday that Pokémon Legends: Arceus came out. And although it wasn’t yesterday, it was only… one month ago. There’s practically no time in the world of video games, and we’ve just received word that the next Pokémon game is not only in development, it’s ready to be revealed and will release later this year. Can anyone check if Game Freak is locked up in his office?
It’s rather unusual that two Pokémon games were released in such a short amount of time, even with the added complications of a pandemic, and Pokémon Legends is completely different from other mainstream Pokémon games. And don’t forget, the remakes of The Brilliant Diamond and The Shining Pearl came out at the end of 2021, which means that we are currently on our way to three Pokemon games in one year.
Sure, BDSP has been outsourced and the Pokémon Legends team is separate from the new Pokémon team, but it’s still a hell of a lot of work!
But what do the film crew (in this case, newcomer Felix and old Alex) think about this unexpected news? Watch the video above to see how they announce Pokémon Gen 9, which will henceforth be called Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!