During a Pokémon Presents stream, The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios announced a strategic team battle game titled Pokémon Unite. The game features 5-on-5 team battles and will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS devices.
The Pokémon Company describes the game as follows:
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.
Pokémon UNITE introduces a new kind of Pokémon battle—one that requires teamwork and strategy. It is simple and yet full of intricacies waiting to be unpacked.
You can check out the game’s reveal trailer as well as the full Pokémon Presents archived stream below. (Gameplay in the archived stream starts around the 7:00 mark.)
There is no release date for the game at this time.