Pokémon Unite, a MOBA Pokémon game that was first revealed last year, has set its Nintendo Switch release date. A new gameplay trailer for the console version reveals fans will be able to download the free-to-start game on July 21, 2021. All players who log into the Switch version before August 31 will be granted access to Zeraora, allowing the Pokémon’s use in battle. As PR explains, “Its Unite Move, Plasma Gale, sends out a powerful electric blast that creates a zone of plasma around the area where the blast hits.” See how the 5v5 battles look on Switch the video below.
Pokémon Unite was first announced as a partnership project between The Pokémon Company and Tencent, with Call of Duty: Mobile developer TiMi Studios tapped to develop. In the game, players come together with the shared goal of taking down the opposing team. Pokémon can be upgraded with unique moves and abilities in each battle, with evolutions playing a key role in how the MOBA gameplay progresses. To win in Pokémon Unite, players must capture wild Pokémon and bring enough of them to the enemy team’s scoring areas before time runs out.
While the Nintendo Switch release date of Pokémon Unite is now set, the mobile version is not due out until sometime in September.