This isn’t much of a breaking news, but since recently there was this post about Tencent Games trying to hire a super-fan to work on Pokémon UNITE, we might as well post something about the game. First announced back in June, there have been few details about Pokémon UNITE other than some job postings. The official Weibo (the main social media channel in China) was created in July, but nothing was posted until yesterday. The message was simple, stating that a new adventure is about to begin and development of Pokémon UNITE is in full throttle. Expect more details about the first strategic team battle game in the franchise’s history soon!
A simple introduction to the game if you missed the announcement back in June: Developed jointly by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios (the team which made Arena of Valor / Honor of Kings), 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.
Update: Tencent is now accepting registrations for the first ever test phase for Pokémon UNITE in China. It will be limited to a small number of players on Android devices, and yes data will be wiped.