A surprising, but quite welcome announcement has come from The Pokémon Company, of all places. They’re going to release a real-time, team-based strategy game! Introducing Pokémon Unite.
To be fair, Unite is an RTS, yes. But it would be more accurate to call it a MOBA. In the game, two teams of five players control Pokémon in a closed arena to complete an objective. They can level up throughout the match, unlocking new abilities. It even has “lanes.”
In a standard game of Pokémon Unite, the two teams are trying to capture the local Pokémon for themselves. Details about how the game itself works are scarce beyond this, however, with most information being provided from an announcement trailer.
Pokémon Unites isn’t being developed by The Pokémon Company themselves, though. It’s being made by TiMi, a popular mobile development company known for their work on Call of Duty: Mobile. The game will be “free to start” when it releases and will be available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. This implies that there will be microtransactions, but details on such were not made available. The official release date is currently unknown.