Pokken Tournament DX: Infos, gameplay trailer and tournament at E3

In addition to the announcement of the somehow evolved Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon episodes for 3DS, yesterday’s Pokemon Direct held the reveal of the first Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch: Pokken Tournament DX, a revamped version of the crossover between Bandai Namco’s Tekken series and Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise.

Including all the content from both the Wii U and arcade versions, Pokken Tournament DX introduces a whole range of new features:

  • TV Mode, Handheld Mode and one-on-one Tabletop Mode (with shared Joy-Con)
  • 16 original fighters + 5 new fighters: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk & Decidueye
  • New support Pokémon: Litten and Popplio
  • Tag Team Battle Mode: Battle it out on 3 VS 3 action. First to defeat all the opponent’s Pokémon wins
  • Group Match Mode: Online battles with matchmaking
  • Daily Challenges
  • Battle Replays: Watch other players’ replays and share your best matches online
  • All fighters & Support Pokémon are now available right from the start
  • The amiibo compatibility is included
  • Pokken Tournament Pro Pad controller is compatible

Pokken Tournament DX will also join ARMS and Splatoon 2 with its own invitational tournament at E3 2017 (June 14th – 10:30 am PT).

While we have no doubt that Pokken Tournament DX will be hugely fun to play during game nights with friends, this announcement comes as a little deception for fans who were, and are still, expecting to see an original MMO-like Pokemon title to come one day on a Nintendo console. All eyes are now turned to next week’s Nintendo Spotlight at E3 for more news, and maybe a surprise for Trainers.

Pokkén Tournament DX will launch on Switch this September 22nd.

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