24 June 2020 14:41
Screenshot: The Pokémon Company (Kotaku) This morning The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Unite, a team-based mobile battle arena game created in cooperation with China's Tencent. It's free-to-play PokéDOTA for Switch and mobile devices. You read right. It's a five-on-five team-based MOBA in which players battle as pocket monsters, evolving and gaining new powers as they level up during matches. During this morning's stream, which can be watched in its entirety below, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara participated in a Pokémon Unite match with nine other players, complete with running commentary.
No word on when Pokémon Unite will be released or who this game is supposed to be for. Time will tell. Nintendo has launched Pokémon Café Mix, a new free-to-play puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch. The game features the player and Eevee as owners of a café that serves Pokémon-themed food and drinks. The puzzles in the game are similar to the popular Disney Tsum Tsum mobile game, and involves linking together Pokémon icons in order to clear them.
Pokémon Café Mix was first revealed during the Pokémon Presents event on June 17. During the presentation, Nintendo also announced the New Pokémon Snap, a sequel to the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic Pokémon Snap, as well as AR mobile app Pokémon Smile. 'The Isle Of Armor', the first DLC for Pokémon Sword And Shield, was also released on the same day as the Pokémon Presents event. The expansion re-introduced over 100 older Pokémon into the game, alongside a fresh storyline, new gyms and never-before-seen characters. Advertisement Nintendo is also reportedly turning away from the mobile games market due to disappointing revenue numbers, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
Meet the goals for each puzzle before you run out of turns—link a certain number of icons, get a high score, or even destroy sugar cubes to serve up Pokémon themed menu items. Meet and grow your café staff of charming Pokémon eager to help Recruit Pokémon to help out at the café (in their adorable uniforms) by building friendship and expand your café and menu offerings by completing puzzles. Each Pokémon staff member has a Café Skill that will come in handy during puzzles! Golden Acorns can help you complete puzzles and recruit more Pokémon! Earn or purchase Golden Acorns, the in-game currency, and redeem them to regain hearts, continue puzzles, and get helpful items. As you complete puzzles to build a world-class café, you'll face obstacles such as sugar cubes, dollops of whipped cream, and tomatoes! Use your puzzle skills to clear them and employ the help of Pokémon's Café Skills for some extra oomph! In addition to Café Skills, each Pokémon staff member has a specialty. Match a Pokémon's specialty with the dish or drink you are making for bonuses in puzzles. In addition to recruiting more Pokémon staff members and growing your collection of menu items, the café itself will expand as you play! Getting new tools or having areas added to your café may even draw in more customers. All the action in Pokémon Café Mix unfolds in a playful art style that brings out the cuteness of your Pokémon pals and patrons. It's time to become a café owner, solve puzzles, and bring joy to Pokémon patrons!" The latest pokémon adventure is a real-time, team-based strategy game called Pokémon Unite. The game is being developed by Tencent's TiMi Studios, the same studio behind massive free-to-play online games like Honor of Kings and Call of Duty: Mobile. The game looks a lot like MOBAs, particularly League of Legends, with teams of five battling against each other and leveling up over the course of a match while completing objectives. The multi-lane map is even reminiscent of existing team strategy games. It'll be a free-to-start game on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile, with crossplay for multiplayer. Today's news caps off a busy period for the Pokémon franchise. Last week saw the release of the first major expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, along with the announcements of New Pokémon Snap for the Switch, Pokémon Café Mix (which is out today), and an AR game to help kids brush their teeth. Pokémon Unite currently doesn't have a release date. Pokemon Unite, a "strategic team-based battle game" has been announced. It will come to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices (with cross-play), and will be released as a free-to-start game. No release date has been announced. Loading Announced in today's Pokemon Presents broadcast, Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced the game, which closely resembles a MOBA, such as League of Legends or DOTA 2.The 5v5 strategy game is developed in partnership with Tencent's TiMi Studios (Call of Duty: Mobile, Arena of Valor), and will see players battling to control areas of an RTS-like map, earning points and evolving their Pokemon mid-battle. Battling wild Pokemon will capture them, earning you points that you can then bank in scoring areas. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.Battling will level up your Pokemon, letting you equip a number of new moves, which can be adapted for your playstyle. Levelling up enough will let your Pokemon evolve, and access Unite moves, which act like Ultimate abilities.Confirmed playable Pokemon in the game will include Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Machop, Snorlax, Haunter, Talonflame, Clefairy, Riolu (as well as all of their evolutions).It's been a big couple of weeks in the world of Pokemon - last week's Pokemon Presents revealed New Pokemon Snap, the free to start Pokemon Cafe Mix, toothbrushing app Pokemon Smile, and mega evolutions in Pokemon Go Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]