January 28, 2023

A brand new Pokémon-inspired tune by Ed Sheeran has been introduced to be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

The tune, which acquired a music video right this moment that includes traditional Pokémon like Pikachu, Charizard, and Snorlax, might be within the sport later this yr, though it is unknown in what capability.

It might appear to be an odd collaboration to some, however the Grammy-winning musician claims to be a longtime fan of the Pokémon franchise.

Ed Sheeran, Pokémon – Celestial

Forward of the Pokémon World Championship in London earlier this yr, Ed recorded a message for the contestants. Previously, he has additionally spoken publicly about being caught on the practice station all night time through the early days of his tour, and to go the time he performed Pokémon Crimson on the Sport Boy Coloration for 9 straight hours.

“I have been taking part in Pokemon since elementary faculty,” the singer mentioned in an announcement. “Earlier than, my brother and I had completely different variations of video games and traded Pokémon collectively till we every accomplished our Pokédex. I cherished playing cards, however video games are the place I misplaced myself.

“I cherished the entire world they created; it distracted me if adverse issues occurred in my life/faculty that I needed to keep away from. It was a world I might escape to and I have been taking part in it ever since. Regardless that I am 31 now, I nonetheless personal a Sport Boy Coloration and play Pokémon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains once I’m on tour. I am honored so as to add a tune to the Pokémon sport and make a nostalgic video.”

“Working with a famous person like Ed has been a dream come true for us at Pokémon,” added Kenji Okubo, President of Pokémon Firm Worldwide.

“We’re all large followers of him and it was not solely a pleasure to work with him, but in addition his real love for the whole lot that Pokémon actually shines. Yuichi Kodama did a implausible job of conveying a way of pure childlike pleasure and a way of journey within the video.

Ed Sheeran's new Pokémon-inspired song will feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

“Their real adoration for Pokémon makes this collaboration actually particular, and we won’t look ahead to Pokémon followers and music lovers to sing together with Celestial. I hope everybody can be trying ahead to having fun with the monitor later this yr in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.”

The following entries within the collection, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, will launch in November and permit as much as 4 gamers to freely discover the open world collectively.

Earlier this month, Nintendo introduced plans to launch a particular Pokémon Scarlet & Violet themed Change OLED console.

The Nintendo Change OLED Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Change Version console might be out there on November 4 for a advised retail worth of $359.99.