In the short Nintendo Direct yesterday, The Pokemon Company managed to excite fans with the new Pokemon news they had to offer. One of the highlights of the Nintendo Direct is a Nintendo Switch version of Pokken Tournament and it’s coming along to the new console with a few improvements. Here’s everything we know so far about Pokken Tournament DX.
Pokken Tournament DX is basically the deluxe version of the arcade and Wii U title. It’s pretty much like what Nintendo did with the re-release of Mario Kart 8 called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The game will arrive on Sept. 22 for the Nintendo Switch. We can expect to see more of the title this E3 2017.
Pokken Tournament DX isn’t just a measly port as Nintendo is set to add in a few new improvements with the Nintendo Switch version. Although Nintendo didn’t point out any visual upgrades for the deluxe version of the Nintendo Switch title but at first glance, the title will receive a few visual upgrades when it arrives on Nintendo’s most recent console.
The roster of the game is also going to expand on the Nintendo Switch. The new character joining the original roster of 16 characters from the Wii U version is Pokemon Sun and Moon’s Decidueye. Other gen 7 Pokemon joining the game are Litten and Popplio who will act as new support characters.
Aside from Decidueye, the roster of Pokken Tournament DX will also be expanded with characters not available in the Wii U version but are available in the arcade version. These Pokemon include Darkrai, Scizor, Croagunk, and Empoleon. Overall, the Wii U version’s roster of 16 characters has expanded to 21.
Gameplay-wise, Nintendo is set to add several new features for the game, first of which is a 3v3 mode called Team Battle. In this mode, the player to first beat the opponent’s three Pokemon will be declared as the winner. Another new mode is Group Match which is basically a lobby where players can find others of the same skill level.
Players will also have more reason to play everyday as Nintendo will add in Daily Challenges to the game. The game also allows players to watch replays from battles all over the world. Last but not the least, Nintendo showcased the multiplayer capabilities of the Nintendo Switch by revealing that two players can easily play on one console using the JoyCon.