The Pokémon Company’s first foray into a MOBA, Pokémon Unite, will be getting its first public beta next month. Sadly, this will not be an open worldwide beta, but it shows promise that an actual Pokémon Unite release date could be approaching.
Pokémon Unite was first revealed in June last year, and was widely dubbed the Pokémon League of Legends. Since then, very few details about the game – which will be playable on iOS and Android devices, as well as the Nintendo Switch – have been announced. However, that’s now all changed with the news that a beta is coming.
The beta will be extremely limited unfortunately, and will only be open to a select number of players in Canada. This regional beta will also only be available on Android devices. Canadians who want to have a play around with Pokémon Unite can register their interest in being part of the beta on the Google Play Store. There’s no exact date for when it will go live, but the announcement says it will be available in March.
Pokémon Unite has been hotly anticipated, and not just because ‘it’s a Pokémon game’. The Pokémon Company has entrusted Tencent’s TiMi Studios, responsible for the massively successful Call of Duty Mobile and one of the biggest esports games, Arena of Valor. Expectations are high, and gameplay from its initial reveal last year looked promising.
With a Pokémon Direct being confirmed for tomorrow, February 17, and Pokémon Day on February 27, there’s plenty of opportunities to maybe hear more about Pokémon Unite after such a long period of silence.