During a Pokémon Presents video presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, unveiled Pokémon UNITE, a new game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Pokémon UNITE is being developed in partnership with Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios.
Pokémon UNITE is the first strategic Pokémon team battle game. Players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. During these battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon. They will need to defeat their opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE will be free-to-start.
Unite under one banner
Watching the promo trailer below I couldn’t help but feel inspired. The Pokémon franchise has always been a welcoming a fun one and I’m very interested in this next stage. I don’t play it myself anymore but I can’t help feel happy for the young gamers out there discovering it for the first time. This latest title is an ambitious move and I hope that it works for them.
It also shows how far the franchise itself has come and it is impressive. Where the franchise goes next is anyone’s guess but I’m looking forward whatever comes next down the Pokéline (sorry I needed a Pokémon style pun).
For more information about Pokémon UNITE, be sure and check out the official site.