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New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC epilogue announced for early 2024

Some post-DLC DLC Pokemon content, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue, is on the way to wrap things up neatly.

Image: The Pokémon Company
Image: The Pokémon Company

Last week, what was assumed to be the final piece of post-launch content was launched for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. But today, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company had a little surprise for the fans and non-dataminers.

A new DLC was announced, a sort of final piece of the story that does require the current DLC to experience. It’s called Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue and is set to launch on January 11, 2024. There’s even a 14:00 UTC stamp ready to roll (that’s 6 am PT/9 am ET for us)! 

A small trailer was released alongside the announcement, which you can check out right here via social media:

As noted in the trailer, there are two requirements players must meet in order to access The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. First, they must complete “a certain postgame event” in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet base game. Then, they need to complete the stories of both current DLC additions, The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk

We don’t know a ton about the story yet, but the social media post above does state, “a new adventure in the Land of Kitakami awaits!” Kitakami is the setting for The Indigo Disk, so it looks like the epilogue is continuing the story right where the DLC leaves off, at least geographically speaking.

Unfortunately, for some Pokémon fans, this isn’t exactly news. When The Indigo Disk launched earlier this month on December 14, the epilogue was patched into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as well. So the datamining community was all over this content existing already. But that kind of thing is a niche within a niche, so there are plenty of fans out there (even on social media!) who are excited about the news.

If you haven't yet grabbed Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, it comes in several varieties nowadays. We recommend grabbing both games in the double pack, which can be found in both physical and digital forms. but, if you need Pokémon Scarlet or Violet separately, you might as well get the The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC built-in while you're at it.

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