Pokemon UNITE, the Switch-and-mobile MOBA from Tencent’s TiMi Studios, will be released this summer. The Nintendo Switch version is planned to be released in July next month, while Android and iOS owners will have to wait until September. Nevertheless, the game will support both cross-play and cross-progression systems if you log in using a Pokemon Trainer Club account; therefore, if you have a Switch you can continue playing on your preferred mobile devices later down the line.
19 different Pokemon will be playable at launch, from fan-favorites like Pikachu, Charizard, and Lucario, to Mr. Mime and Talonflame. Like other MOBA titles, each character will be assigned to different roles: Attacker, Speedster, Defender, Supporter, and All-Rounder. More Pokemon will join in post-launch as well. The first batch of the additional roster is Blastoise, Gardevoir, and one other mystery creature.
A twist on the popular MOBA genre, Pokemon UNITE, was first revealed on June 21 last year. It is being developed by Tencent, who previously has dominated the mobile MOBA market with Honor of Kings, or also globally known as Arena of Valor. In this game, you will team up and face off other trainers in a five-on-five team battle on the Aeos Island Arena to see which team can score the most points within the allotted time. Each player starts the match controlling low-level Pokemon and scoring points by “catching” wild Pokemon on the map and move towards the control points. As you keep fighting, your Pokemon will level up, gain access to new combat moves, and evolves.
Back in March, Pokemon UNITE ran a closed beta for Canada and mentioned that you would need at least 3GB of RAM and have Android Version 5.0+ installed to run the game on Android devices. Ready to jump in into Aeos Island this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.