A new trailer has been released for Pokémon Unite, the Pokémon Company's first free-to-play MOBA, featuring cinematic and gameplay footage. In addition to showcasing the game, a release time slot has been set with Pokémon Unite launching first on Nintendo Switch this summer and on mobile devices this fall.
Pokémon Unite will first launch in July 2021 on Nintendo Switch, with support on mobile devices (iOS/Android) arriving in September 2021. A specific release date has not been revealed beyond the timeslots monthly, but the team-based strategy game is expected to launch free-to-play for all users.
In Pokémon Unite, two teams of five players compete on the same map for control of the opposing team. Similar to other games in the MOBA genre (League of Legends, DOTA 2), there are several checkpoints on the map that both teams must strive to capture.
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Unite adds the twist of playing as classic Pokémon monsters, with the ability to evolve monsters in-game and provide them with items and potions, all of which will help build stronger. Knowledge of Pokémon's elemental strength and weakness mechanics is required to play successfully, as well as knowledge of MOBA team strategy roles. The roles in Unite are Attacker, Speedster, Defender, All-Rounder, and Supporter.
Cross-platform play between Switch and mobile users is also being planned and developed, so players on all devices can communicate and play with each other. This feature is not expected to launch alongside the initial release of the game and will arrive at a later date.
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