Pokken Tournament Bringing Pokemon Fighting to Wii U in 2016
To properly kickoff the opening events of the 2015 Pokemon World Championships, The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Bandai Namco Games have announced that the formerly arcade-only Pokken Tournament is getting a home console release on the Wii U next year. Best of all, this release is going to be worldwide. Just a few weeks ago, Dave & Buster's Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Game Strategy, Kevin Bachus, revealed that the arcade version of Pokken Tournament was being localized and heading to his company's various locations throughout North America.
Last month, Bandai Namco Games announced that Blaziken, Charizard and Weavile would be joining the game as playable characters. These three Pokemon join the ranks of Lucario, Machamp, Suicune, Gardevoir, Pikachu and Gengar on the game's main roster. Pokken Tournament has support Pokemon featured in the game as well, which include Emolga, Fennekin, Snivy, Frogadier, Eevee, Lapras, Whimsicott and Jirachi. There's going to be a lot of work needed to expand the arcade-oriented gameplay of Pokken Tournament in order to make it a worthwhile home console game — hopefully it'll include online matchmaking. Nintendo will most likely be announcing some major amiibo content for Pokken Tournament sometime in the future.
Pokken Tournament will be launching worldwide on the Wii U in spring 2016.
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