The Pokemon franchise is one of the greatest titles in the RPG genre. However, it has also ventured in to other game genres, such as fighting games with Pokken. And during the Pokemon Presents livestream presentation, they have now revealed that it’s also entering the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre. During the livestream, they announced Pokemon Unite, which is a collaboration between Nintendo and Chinese company, Tencent’s TiMi Studio Group.
Much like other MOBAs like League of Legends and DOTA 2, it will feature 5-on-5 team battles. And much like majority of the MOBAs out there, it will also be free-to-play with in-game purchases. In fact, it will be available for the Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android platforms.
Each team must complete five goals, and they can use those goals to capture Pokemon. Players can then use their captured Pokemon to level up, learn attacks, and fight the other team’s Pokemon. And much like other MOBA titles, each species has its own special “Unite Move” that they can unlock when they reach a certain level.
As it’s a mobile title, it would certainly go up against some pretty big competition, such as League of Legends Wild Rift and Mobile Legends Bang Bang. Expect Nintendo to reveal more details about the game in the days to come.
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Source: Pokemon Official YouTube Channel