Announced last year, the new MOBA game Pokemon Unite is now available on the Nintendo Switch. This Pokemon MOBA is now available on the Nintendo eShop as a free-to-play title, meaning every Switch owners with a Nintendo account in supported regions can now download and play the game for free starting today.
After the game’s Switch release, Pokemon Unite will also be available on Android and iOS devices this September. Currently though, there’s no word yet on a specific release date for the game.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Pokemon Unite is a game that lets players take control of a Pokemon in a 5v5 team battle. As a MOBA game designed for portable devcies, Unite is reminiscent of games like Wild Rift or Mobile Legends. The game is described as:
“Pokémon UNITE is a strategic team battle game being developed jointly by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios. Pokémon UNITE is planned as a cross-platform game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices and will be free-to-start.
In this game, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon, and defeat opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time.”
For more info on the game, visit the Pokemon Unite website.