Update: As a quick reminder, today's your last chance to get Zeraora as a free gift in Pokémon Unite on Nintendo Switch.

All you need to do to claim the mythical Pokémon is simply log in to the game, so if you haven't yet given Unite a go, today wouldn't be a bad time to get stuck in. More details can be found in our original article below.

Original Article (Thu 15th Jul, 2021 14:15 BST): The Pokémon Company has revealed that Pokémon Unite, a free-to-start entry in the series coming to console and mobile, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 21st July.

A new trailer has been released to celebrate the occasion (see above), and it's also been confirmed that players can get their hands on Mythical Pokémon Zeraora simply by logging into the game before 31st August. Zeraora will also become available to mobile-only players at a later date.

The game takes place on Aeos Island, a mythical island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. There, players will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of Unite Battle tournaments. These battles let players form teams of five and compete against each other to see who can score the most points before time runs out. You'll also come across a mysterious new form of energy known as Aeos energy which can be used in Unite Battles to evolve Pokémon.

Following the game's launch on Switch, Unite will hit mobile stores in September; it'll be free-to-start on both platforms and cross-platform play is also planned.

Will you be giving this one a go next week?