Ahead of the launch of Pokémon Unite, The Pokémon Company and Tencent have rolled out a public network test in Japan.

It means you can actually download and play this new free-to-play title from the Japanese eShop right now. Of course, you'll need to have created an eShop account for this region in order to do this. The game requires about 1.4GB of free space on your Switch and is playable until 26th June (aka tomorrow).

Even if you don't understand Japanese, you should still be able to work your way through the sign-up process and get into the tutorial and eventually some battles. There's no mention of this network test happening outside of Japan - fortunately, the official release isn't too far off.

Here are some official screens of the Switch network test via Nintendo's website:

Will you be giving this new Pokémon-themed MOBA a go when it arrives next month? Have you tried out Japan's network test yet? What are your thoughts so far? Leave a comment down below.