After last week’s Pokemon Cafe Mix and strange toothbrushing app announcement, Nintendo promised us a “big” reveal today. Well, believe it or not, but it was actually a MOBA game. Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite which is an upcoming League of Legends and DOTA 2-style team-based MOBA strategy game releasing on mobile and Switch.
The game is being developed by Tencent’s TiMi Studios. The developer behind Call of Duty: Mobile and Honor of Kings. It plays out like a MOBA with teams of five battling each other and levelling up over the course of a match. Players complete objectives, purchase upgrades and buy items. In addition, the game’s multi-lane map is familiar to anyone who has played a MOBA before.
According to Nintendo, the game will be “free to start” on both Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Furthermore, it will feature crossplay multiplayer across devices. By the look of things, each Pokemon in the game has their own unique playstyle and role. You can even evolve them during battle as you level up.
If this is a success, we will no doubt see more of them added to the roster after launch. I don’t know about you, but I am keen to give this a go. The only MOBA I used to play, Paragon, shut down a while back and my life has been MOBA-less ever since. Let’s hope this Pokemon Unite MOBA game is decent.
There’s no release date for the game yet. Take a look at the reveal trailer down below.