Pokemon Unite: A MOBA Game No One Really Asked For
There were rumors flying around that Pokemon and Tencent were working on a game for a while and it is finally revealed that their collaboration brings a 5v5 Pokemon battle game.
Pokemon Unite is the upcoming Pokemon game developed by Tencent. There were rumors flying around that Pokemon and Tencent were working on a game for a while and it is finally revealed that their collaboration brings a 5v5 Pokemon battle game.
You may think you know Pokémon…but you’ve never seen a battle like this!
Experience exciting 5-on-5 matches in #PokemonUNITE, a new strategic team battle game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices!
Here’s your first look at some gameplay footage 👀 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mgJLjZYKC7
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) June 24, 2020
Most people know Tencent as this mega-developer who has worked on the mobile version of games such as PUBG and Call of Duty: Mobile, the same developer hopes to bring Pokemon to every mobile and Nintendo Switch devices around the world.
The game will have players battle out against one another in a MOBA genre. If you glance at the map for a second, it will bring back memories of League of Legends and Dota 2. However, though as much as hype as it has created a lot of people seem to be a bit disappointed.
The game has all the aspects of the regular MOBA games – you pick a Pokemon and then head over to battle out with your teams. The trailer shows that you will have the opportunity to use all your Pokemon’s abilities and take on your opponents towers.
It was reported by Verge that Pokemon Unite will be free to play at launch on both mobile and Nintendo Switch but will have few elements locked behind paywalls.
Fans have already voiced their opinions and Pokemon Unite’s trailer has the most dislikes of any Pokemon video on their YouTube channel. This shows that not only people are dissatisfied but are concerned about Tencent’s involvement since it is a Chinese company with close ties to its Government.
While we cannot just yet determine how the launch of the game will be affected we can rest assured that there are certainly going to be opposing views when the game eventually launches.
As for me, I am still on the fence about Pokemon Unite. It isn’t something I felt like I needed and or was missing that had to be made. But since the game is in development, I would say that it would be nice to have some playtime with it before passing out judgment.