The Pokémon Company on Thursday, August 19, announced its MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) title for the franchise, Pokémon Unite, is set to arrive on both iOS and Android mobile devices on September 22.
The mobile launch follows the original Nintendo Switch release back in July.
As a mobile MOBA, Unite finds itself in the same space as Mobile Legends Bang Bang, and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Mobile players will also be able to play with Nintendo Switch players, the Pokémon Company confirmed.
“The game is supported on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and you can enjoy strategic Pokémon team battles together with other players no matter what device you use to play the game,” the company said.
Like the Switch version, the core game is free-to-play, with optional in-app purchases.
A pre-registration campaign started on Wednesday, August 18, the rewards for which will depend on the number of pre-registrations reached. Over 1 million pre-registrations will gift players with 1,000 Aeos tickets, the in-game currency used for buying various items; 2.5 million pre-registrations will net the players a “Unite License: Pikachu” or the license to play Pikachu; and at over 5 million pre-registrations, players will also receive a skin for Pikachu called “Special Holowear: Festival Style.”
All players who play the mobile version of Pokémon Unite by Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 14:59 UTC will be able to claim these pre-registration campaign gifts.
Switch players who link their accounts can use the gifts received from the mobile version pre-registration campaign on the Switch version as well.
In addition to the release date announcement, the Pokémon Company also announced the next two Pokémons to be released in the game: Mamoswine and Sylveon. – Rappler.com
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