The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for Pokémon Unite, the upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) (or maybe not-MOBA) developed by TiMi Studios. The trailer features a lengthy series of prerendered battles with some of the game’s playable Pokémon. We see the likes of Lucario, Cinderace, and of course the mascot of the franchise, Pikachu. Honestly, this segment of the trailer is pretty cool, and the music fittingly represents the intensity of the battles. Right at the end, we get a short montage of Pokémon Unite gameplay, followed by a release window announcement. Pokémon Unite will launch with a release date somewhere in July 2021 for Nintendo Switch, with the mobile version arriving sometime in September.
Pokémon Unite will be similar to other MOBA games, such as League of Legends and Dota 2. The game will feature 5-on-5 team-based battles where you will attempt to defeat wild or opposing Pokémon to collect their Aeos energy. Players will then be expected to deposit said energy into their opponents goal zone to score points for their team, and ultimately the team with the most points wins. You will be able to choose from a selection of playable Pokémon that each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Pokémon will also be able to hold up to three items, with over 15 to choose from. This will require you to be strategic, as you will need to find the best combination of items to unlock a Pokémon’s maximum potential.
More details are available on the official Pokémon Unite website, such as an in-depth overview of the game’s mechanics and a list of playable Pokémon. Pokémon Unite will launch next month on Nintendo Switch and sometime in September on mobile devices. Are you ready for the Pokémon Unite release date?