Who didn't watch Pokémon as a child? An anime from Japan that surprised everyone in the 90s and continues to be renewed today, not only for television, but also with its video games. This Wednesday they presented Pokémon UNITE, a battle arena for Switch and cell phones.
This Wednesday, the Pokémon Company and TiMi, a Tencent Studio, presented Pokémon UNITE, a new battle and in real time. It is called Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA).
Players will be able to participate in teams of five against five. Pokémon UNITE is the first game in the franchise of this type. In addition, it is characterized by being cross-platform play, that is, Nintendo Switch consoles and mobile devices can be used for free.
The arena where the games take place has limited space; It is an island and each team will start on one side of it, according to what was observed and explained in the presentation made by The Pokémon Company and Tencent. The objective of the teams will be to accumulate more points than the opponent in a certain period of time.
The pokemon you choose will start at level 1 and as the battle progresses you can go up as well as unlock movements. "This is a challenging new endeavor for TiMi Studios. Pokémon Unite offers a new twist on team battles, with a focus on the fun of playing Pokémon, offering battles, capture, and training Pokémon to evolve", TiMi said in a statement released this Wednesday.
Tencent explained that the final game is still in development. For this reason, it does not yet have a release date. In turn, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, recalled this Wednesday that from this day the Pokémon Café Mix is available, as announced in the past Pokémon Presents.
From what could be seen in the preview shown in the broadcast, there will be Pokémon of all generations and elements of video games such as League of Legends are evident. Instead of working together to take down the rival base, players will have to get together to defeat and capture the Pokémon on the map, and take the Pokeball to a certain space on the stage to score a point.
In addition, The Pokémon Company has interference in other of the most popular battle royale of the moment: it has a majority participation in Epic Games, in charge of Fortnite; they own Riot Games, responsible for League of Legends; and they developed Arena of Valor, together with TiMi Studios.
Without a doubt, the anime revolutionized all platforms and young people around the world. The capacity of the company that develops it has found the possibility of continuing in the market, and even incorporating itself in the thinking of the smallest with its innovative video games.