We already knew Pokémon Unite, a spin-off with gameplay similar to League of Legends, was coming sometime in July on Nintendo Switch. Today, the game’s official Twitter account confirmed that the game would arrive on Nintendo’s hybrid console on July 21st.
The announcement also revealed that the electric-type Zeraora would be a part of the game’s roster, and players who log into the game before August 31 would unlock it for free. Check out a new trailer – which shows lots of gameplay, as well as customisation options – below:
#PokemonUNITE on Nintendo Switch
️ July 21
️ Get Zeraora just for logging in before August 31!
️ Details: https://t.co/HblnjdoH81 pic.twitter.com/9rNm5aNoTl
— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) July 15, 2021
Pokémon Unite is a free-to-play MOBA game where two teams of five players are pitted against each other to take control over multiple points spread out across a map. The game was originally announced in June 2020 as part of a Pokémon Presents presentation and is being developed by TiMi Studios, a Tencent subsidiary that is best known for developing Call of Duty: Mobile.
The Nintendo Switch is not the only platform this game will arrive on; Pokémon Unite will also arrive on Android and iOS devices sometime this September.
As the popular Nintendo IP celebrates its 25th anniversary, Pokémon Unite is one of a small handful of Pokémon titles coming this year, with New Pokémon Snap launching earlier this year and Generation Four remakes Briliant Diamond and Shining Pearl slated to launch on November 19th for the Nintendo Switch.
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Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.