The game will be developed by Tencent’s TiMi Studios. TiMi Studios also created extremely popular free-to-play online games like Honor of Kings and Call of Duty: Mobile. If Tencent sounds familiar, that’s because the Chinese conglomerate either wholly owns or owns a stake in games like Fortnite, League of Legends, and Call of Duty.
The game features a multi-lane map, one reminiscent of other strategy games. Instead of picking a champion or hero like you would in DOTA 2 or League of Legends, players will select a Pokémon. As that game progresses, the Pokémon will be able to unlock new abilities.
Pokémon Unite will be a free-to-play game on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The game will also feature crossplay for multiplayer.