From “gotta catch ’em all” to “gotta slay them all!”
You’ve heard of DOTA, Arena of Valor, and of course, the face of MOBA in the country, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. But you’ve never heard of cute, little Pokemons battling it out in a MOBA arena.
In a livestreamed event called Pokémon Presents on Thursday, June 25, the Pokemon Company has announced their upcoming take on the MOBA genre, naming it Pokémon Unite.
As with most MOBA, which stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, Pokémon Unite will have 5-versus-5 battles with players fighting each other on a map with the goal of leveling up and stacking up points. Playable heroes, as confirmed in the trailer, include Pikachu, Blastoise, Charizard, Venasaur, Clefable, Machamp, Gengar, Snorlax, Lucario, and Talonflame.
You may think you know Pokémon…but you’ve never seen a battle like this!
Experience exciting 5-on-5 matches in #PokemonUNITE, a new strategic team battle game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices!
Here’s your first look at some gameplay footage 👀 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mgJLjZYKC7
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) June 24, 2020
While Game Freak is the studio behind most Pokemon games, Pokémon Unite is being developed by a collaboration between the Pokemon Company and Tencent. Timi– the studio within Tencent– is specifically in charge of the game’s development.
Pokémon Unite will be free-to-play for Switch and mobile devices. However, a disclaimer in the trailer that says “in-app purchases available” confirms that there will be microtransactions.
By the looks of it, Pokémon Unite is unlike any other Pokemon game you’ve ever played. By the same token, it is unlike any other MOBA you’ve played. Because we’re talking about League of Legends type of game here, but with Pikachu and friends.
A proper launch date has yet to be announced for Pokémon Unite.
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