Pokémon Unite launches on Switch in July

Pokémon Unite, the series’ odd MOBA spinoff, now has a release window thanks to a recently released trailer.

Launching some time next month on Switch, Pokémon Unite will allow players to compete in team battles with a selection of 19 Pokémon. It’s free-to-play, which naturally means there’ll be lots of microtransactions for cosmetics and other items.

A mobile release is still on the way, but it wont arrive until September. Once it launches, cross-play will be supported between both versions — this includes save data, so there’s no need to start over again on mobile.

In a genre dominated by a small handful of games, it remains to be seen whether the Pokémon IP will be enough to make Pokémon Unite stand out from the crowd. It does at least have little competition on the Switch, being the third MOBA on the platform.

Fans of the mainline series also have something to look forward to with the upcoming Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends Arceus.

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