5vs5-moba Pokémon Unite will be released for smartphones on September 22. The Pokémon Company reported this on Wednesday, during a presentation about upcoming games in the franchise. The game will be released for Android and iOS and is already available for Nintendo Switch.
The company reports during a Pokémon Presents presentation that Unite is also getting two new playable Pokémon, that is, Sylveon and Mamoswine. Those two characters will be added to the game in future updates. Smartphone users can pre-register for Pokémon Unite on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to have the game automatically installed on users’ devices upon release. Users who pre-register also have a chance to win special in-game items.
New features for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In addition to the Pokémon Unite release date for smartphones, The Pokémon Company is also showing new trailers for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which come out on November 19 for Nintendo Switch. They are remakes of the original Diamond and Pearl games, which were released for the Nintendo DS in Europe in 2007.
The games get several new features, compared to the original games. This allows players to be followed in-game by their Pokémon. The underground will also get several new features. Gamers can also customize their character’s outfits in the remakes.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus gets trailer with new details
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will also be released early next year, also exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The Pokémon Company is also sharing new details about this game. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be an open-world RPG where Pokémon roam the wild and can be caught. The game is set in the Hisui region, later known as Sinnoh. It takes place way before the events of previous Pokémon games.
In the new trailer, the developer provides details about the story, gameplay, and new Pokémon, among other things. For example, the combat system is being overhauled, including strong style and agile style attacks. ‘Strong’ attacks deal more damage, but are slower and increase the time between attacks. ‘Agile’ attacks are less powerful, but faster to execute. The game is scheduled for January 28, 2022.