Pokemon Unite

Pokémon Unite's beta test is now in full swing, with lucky players across Canada being amongst the very first in the world to get some hands-on time with the upcoming title. It appears that some players have taken the opportunity to break the rules, however, sharing footage to YouTube despite promising not to.

As detailed in the test requirements, "capture or streaming of gameplay is not allowed during the regional beta test." Go Nintendo has been rounding up a selection of videos that have appeared on YouTube despite this rule being in place, and while most have already been taken down, a couple remain (at the time of writing, at least):

Pokémon UNITE is the first strategic Pokémon team battle game. Players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. During these battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon. They will need to defeat their opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE will be free-to-start.

As spotted by Eurogamer, one of the removed videos shared early details of the game's monetisation practices, including a look at its battle pass system. This system appears to offer unlockable outfits, confirming details spotted in leaks earlier this year. Some screenshots have now found their way to Twitter:

A final release date for this strategic team battle game hasn't yet been confirmed. Earlier this month, The Pokémon Company said that "there's still plenty to be done to ensure the best possible experience."

[source gonintendo.com, via eurogamer.net]