Pokkén Tournament finally has a release date, with Nintendo announcing that the Pokémon fighting game will be released on March 18 for the Nintendo Wii U gaming console in all regions.
The game is already available in arcades in Japan, but with theannouncement, Pokémon fans from all over the world can expect to finally get their hands on the highly anticipated Wii U title in just two months.
More details regarding Pokkén Tournament have been surfacing recently, including announcements on new characters and game modes. Gamers also have an incentive to purchase the first editions of the title, as those that do will be receiving a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card that can instantly unlock the Pokémon in the game’s roster of fighters.
In Pokkén Tournament, players engage in a two-tier fighting system that operates differently depending on the distance of the fighters. At a distance, the fight is target-based, with players moving around the area to come closer to the enemy or fire projectiles from far away. However, once the fighters engage in near-distance combat, the 3D fighting field transform into a 2D fighting environment that keeps the stage’s graphics but flattens the plane, allowing players to pull off combos and launch counterattacks against their enemies.
The intricacies of the fighting system combine with the different abilities of the Pokémon fighters to cater to a wide variety of fighting styles that gamers would prefer. The roster of fighters available inPokkén Tournament are separated into Battle Pokémon and Support Pokémon, with the Battle Pokémon being the player’s main fighter and the Support Pokémon able to be called onto the battlefield for a brief amount of time to assist the Battle Pokémon.