Menu

Pokemon Unite is heading to Switch, iOS and Android

Last week’s Pokemon Presents closed with a surprise – a second video presentation would air the following week. Today, Pokemon fans tuned in with fingers crossed an announcement of another big game in the franchise. Instead, The Pokemon Company unveiled Pokemon Unite, a free to start MOBA game made alongside Tencent.

Here’s a link if you want to see the full video presentation featuring the game’s trailer and some gameplay:

 

In many ways the game looks like a League of Legends clone, which is unsurprising considering Tencent owns that game too. In Pokemon Unite two teams of five players choose their Pokemon and duke it out in ‘real-time team battles’. The aim of the game is to score more points than the opposing team which is achieved by holding your own on the opponent’s goals. Both attacking or defending points become much easier after leveling and evolving your Pokemon by farming mobs, I mean catching Pokemon. Once your Pokemon reaches a high enough, level they unlock their ultimate ability, I mean their ‘unite move’ to deal massive damage to foes.

Pokemon Unite Gameplay Screenshot

The second half of the presentation demonstrates a mock match, complete with a commentator. It’s hard to shake the feeling that The Pokemon Company and Tencent are desperately trying to break into the MOBA and Esports scene, especially after Pokkén Tournament failed to grow any real legs.

Already fans are expressing their disinterest in the game. At the time of writing, the video presentation (linked above) is sitting on 75K dislikes VS 45K likes.

No release date was given for the game, but we know it will be available on Android, IOS and Switch with cross play supported. If you simply can’t wait to play this game, just go solo queue in League of Legends.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Newsletter

Bounty Battle Review – Ultra Mash Brothaz

“I was walking on the ground, I didn’t make a sound. Then, I turned around, and I saw a clown.”   When it comes to fighting games, it’s always the…

September 28, 2020, 144
Gameplay still from 30XX displaying protagonist character Ace dodging enemy fire

Developer Dialogue: 30XX Interview @ PAX Online

Time after time, indie developers have struck gold modernizing the retro archetypes that AAA studios won’t touch. It’s not just a shrewd way to maximize limited resources; it’s also a…

September 24, 2020, 216
Gameplay still from Nier Replicant showing a suspended steampunk styled bridge

Nier Replicant Remastered Releases April 2021

With Nier: Automata raising the franchise’s profile immensely, it only makes sense that its predecessor would gain a second life. Square Enix is turning this wish into a reality with the impending…

September 24, 2020, 149

Crysis Remastered Review – Mid-Life

“Picture this, if I could make the change, I’d love to pull the wires from the wall. Did you?”   Truth be told, I’ve never owned a PC built specifically…

September 22, 2020, 215
Promotional image for Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda, shows Bethesda IPs Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, etc standing in a row

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Parent Company for $7.5 Billion

Just one day before Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders open, Microsoft have announced a game-changing acquisition. For $7.5 billion, Microsoft has entered into an agreement to acquire…

September 21, 2020, 186
Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase September

Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Tomorrow

Nintendo just announced another Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, which will place on September 17, 2020, at 7 AM PST. The last Nintendo Direct Mini released in August, was only around…

September 16, 2020, 202
Twin Mirror Release Date

Twin Mirror Gets a Release Date, Gameplay Trailer

DONTNOD has put out a new gameplay video for the much-anticipated Twin Mirror along with a release date for the game. Twin Mirror will be releasing on December 1, 2020,…

September 15, 2020, 148
Alien Hominid Invasion title screen

PAX Online – Alien Hominid Invasion First Impressions

Even confined to a virtual environment, PAX is always a conduit for hype, and for this year’s PAX Online, there was hardly a studio I was more excited to check…

September 13, 2020, 505
PlayStation 5 Consoles

Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Showcase Event for September 16th

On a brisk Saturday morning, Sony dropped the megaton announcement everyone has been waiting for: another PlayStation 5 event. Coming off the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox Series S announcement earlier…

September 12, 2020, 259
Undertale 5th Anniversary Concert

Undertale Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Online Concert

It’s hard to believe it, but Undertale is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary since its initial launch on PC. The surprise indie hit gained a large following and critical…

September 11, 2020, 855