Taking the iconic monster-collecting of the Pokémon series of games into the world of the MOBA with Pokemon Unite is a risky proposition. Nintendo and the team behind the game are hoping that fans follow along. To test the waters, there’s a regional beta incoming for some areas.For now, the plan looks to be to jump around and test the game and its infrastructure in different markets. Pokémon Unite is headed to Canada for the first Pokémon Unite regional beta.
If you have access to the Google Play Store in Canada, you can get into the regional beta. There will likely be more betas, so be on the lookout for that. but for now, it’s just in Canada. To be eligible to partake in the Pokémon Unite Beta, you must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Have an Android device with 3 GB of RAM or more and Android Version 5.0 installed
- Be located in Canada (VPN and emulation tricks won’t work)
Head to the Pokemon Unite game page on the Google Play Store and click on the Register button to begin. Be aware that signing up does not guarantee entry. And it’s a very good bet that the developers will be on the lookout for leakers, hackers and those trying to get in outside of Canada. Keep in mind that you are technically agreeing to an NDA of some kind by taking part. So if you do get in, make sure not to stream or share any footage or leaks, or you could open yourself up to legal trouble.
When Pokémon Unite was announced last year, there was plenty of hype surrounding it. The game looks pretty cool, and is a great fit for the mobile platforms it’s aiming for.