There's a reason why Nintendo has managed to stay relevant for so long. With new IPs and experiments like Arms and Game Builder Garage come regular updates like Splatoon 3 and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe. That being said, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet seem to have made enough departures this year to justify that curiosity preorder.
With this in mind, ShopTo has put out the cheapest pre-order we've seen for the game yet. You can get a whopping 20 per cent off the total price, giving you day-one access for just £39.85.
- Pokémon Violet on Nintendo Switch - £39.99 ShopTo (was £49.99)
- Pokémon Scarlet on Nintendo Switch - £39.85 from ShopTo (was £49.99)
Depending on which game you pre-order, you'll also receive a nifty Pokemon pin badge. You'll receive the Uva Academy pin badge when you pre-order Violet, and the Naranja Academy Pin Badge when you pre-order Scarlet.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes some of the trends set by Pokémon Legends Arceus and brings it out even further. With a big world and a whole new generation of Pokémon to catch, we got entirely lost in that world in our preview of the game.
Unlike Pokémon Legends, this is going to support an entirely new generation of Pokémon, with new traversal abilities, a bigger world, and much more to do. Where Legends felt like an experiment with the formula - this feels like a proper commitment. Both games can be bought with a 20 per cent discount, offering slightly different Pokémon and story events. It's only really worth picking up both if you're a super fan or have a relative or friend in need of a good present.
With a proper open world, it is unsure how the final game will turn out but there's enough curiosity out there to justify giving it a go. It could take players hundreds of hours to get through all that content so this will be sure to keep you busy when it launches on 18th November 2022.
If you're looking for more Nintendo games to try out before the launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out these Nintendo Switch game deals for a nice discount. You may also be interested in buying the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Switch OLED console with your new game. Keep an eye on our Twitter account @jelly_deals, for more great sales in the future.