'Pokemon Unite' launches on iPhone September 22

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Nintendo announced that "Pokemon Unite" is now available for pre-order in the App Store with bonus incentives, launching on September 22.

"Pokemon Unite" is a new strategic battle game which released on Nintendo Switch in July. Soon, players will be able to play from their iPhone and iPad, thanks to a mobile app coming at the end of September.

Along with the release, Nintendo has announced a pre-order incentive for the mobile version. If preregistration totals reach 2,500,000, participants will receive a Pikachu Unite license. And if preregistration numbers hit 5,000,000, participants will get a special Holowear— Festival Style: Pikachu!

If these thresholds are reached, players will be able to claim the rewards by logging into the game's mobile version. Players will have until October 31, 2021, to make the claim.

There are over twenty Pokemon to choose from to participate in 5 on 5 battles. Players compete to earn the most points in a round using each Pokemon's special advantages and techniques.

The mobile version of "Pokemon Unite" is a direct port of the Nintendo Switch title. Players will be able to transfer progress between devices and have cross-platform battles.

The game launches on both iOS and Android on September 22. Pre-orders can be made via the App Store.