Everything We Know So Far About Pokken Tournament DX
Pokken Tournament will soon land on the Nintendo Switch. Here's all the new details.
Much to the delight of fighting game fans, Nintendo recently announced that their popular arcade fighting title Pokken Tournament would be coming soon to the Nintendo Switch. Properly titled Pokken Tournament DX, the game follows in the recent tradition of updating and optimizing former Wii U titles for the Nintendo Switch hardware, and in the traditional fashion, the new version of the game will include several new bells and whistles as well as various incremental improvements to graphics and gameplay. With that said, there are a few reasons that Wii U players might choose to buy the new DX version; read on to discover everything players can expect from Pokken Tournament DX.
What Is Pokken Tournament DX?
For the uninitiated, Pokken Tourmanent is a fighting game forged from a partnership between The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco Studios. The game drops fan-favorite Pokemon characters into an arcade-style combat arena, and players can duke it out through the game's Duel Phase mode with action that closely mimics the gameplay style of Bandi Namco's Tekken fighting series.
The game was originally released for Japanese Arcades back in July of 2015, and was ported to the Nintendo Wii U in March of 2016. The new title, Pokken Tournament DX, is an updated port of the Wii U title that will allow Nintendo Switch players to enjoy the title's signature combat at home or on-the-go.
What's New In Pokken Tournament DX
Diehard Pokken Tournament fans were more than well aware that the creatures Darkrai, Scizor, Croagunk, and Empoleon were present in the arcade version of the game and missing from the Wii U release. Luckily, these Pokemon will be appearing in Pokken Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch. Even better, the developers have thrown at least one all-new Pokemon into the mix: Decidueye, which players will recognize from the Pokemon Sun and Moon games, and the game is also slated to include the Switch-exclusive Dark Mewtwo.
Sadly, these playable monsters will not be patched into the Wii U version of Pokken Tournament. Gamers who are still rocking the Wii U version of the game will either have to admit they're running an outdated version of the title, or do what Nintendo would have them do, and move up to the Switch version of the title.
Fortunately, anyone who does step up to the Switch version of the game will be able to enjoy some fun new features: Pokken Tournament DX can be enjoyed by two players in Tabletop Mode, with each player using one of the Switch's Joy-Con controllers. Pokken Tournament DX will also introduce 3-versus-3 player team battles, and is set to include online ranked play and private group matches where friends can fight against one another.
Pokken Tournament DX Release Date and Price
As announced by Nintendo, Pokken Tournament DX will be releasing for Nintendo Switch systems on September 22. Though Big N didn't name any specific price for the title, Pokken Tournament DX will likely run the full Nintendo Switch game price of $59.99.
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