First revealed over a year ago, the upcoming MOBA meets Pokemon title, Pokemon Unite, will be making its way to the Switch in July, with a mobile version to follow in September.
Announced just minutes ago, the game will be free-to-play but will include optional in-game purchases. The game is also confirmed to have cross-play between the Switch and Mobile, allowing players to battle together no matter which platform they choose to play from.
Here is an overview of the game:
Welcome to Aeos Island
Pokémon UNITE takes place on Aeos Island, a mythical island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. On Aeos Island, players will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of Unite Battle tournaments. In Unite Battles, players form teams of five and compete against each other to see who can score the most points before time runs out. Players also experience a mysterious new form of energy known as Aeos energy. Aeos energy can be used in Unite Battles to evolve Pokémon.
These Unite Battles have passionate fans all over the world, and Trainers everywhere long to join in on the action. You take on the role of a rookie Trainer who’s come to Aeos to take part in these battles.
Players can choose to customize the look of their trainer and Pokemon, and will even feature a Battle Pass for a chance to earn in-game rewards through playing the game.
Nintendo Switch fans won’t have to wait too long as Pokemon Unite will release on the Switch in July and Mobile Devices in September.