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Pokken Tournament DX Coming for Switch in Late September

The cute, weird Pokemon fighting game will be available on-the-go.


Nintendo unveiled Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch today on Nintendo Direct. The game is an update of the Wii U version, an is scheduled for release on September 22.

The original 16 playable characters from the Wii U version will be included, plus five new playable Pokemon: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, and Croagunk, plus Decidueye from Pokemon Sun and Moon. The game will offer 3v3 team battles, friendly and group match, plus ranked play online. It is likely some fo the online features will require a membership to Switch's online service, which will be free until some time in 2018.

A playable demo will be at E3 2017 next week.

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    June 6, 2017 7:12 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Pokken Tournament DX Coming for on late September

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      June 6, 2017 7:44 AM

      Honestly this is probably what I'm most excited about from the Direct. That game got absolutely zero post release love from Bandai Namco, the updated roster is literally something I''ve been saying I'd be willing to pay for since the discrepancies started happening between versions. Wonder what the launch price will be? I'd really rather not have to pay $60 for it again but that seems to be how things are going here.

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        June 6, 2017 7:56 AM

        I expect it to be a full priced game just like Mario Kart 8 DX was.

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          June 6, 2017 7:59 AM

          MK8D was always going to sell gangbusters, hell MK8 managed to outsell MK:DD on a system with half the install base. Pokken Tournament didn't sell that well originally, I think releasing it at $60 wouldn't be a bad idea. Maybe I'll break my rule and get it from Amazon then with the 20% discount if they do though.

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            June 6, 2017 8:25 AM

            Actually, I haven't watched the direct yet, has it said if there's a special edition or something with another one of those cards coming or was that a one time deal with the Wii U?

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            June 6, 2017 10:22 AM

            Pokken Tournament on Wii U outsold Street Fighter V on all its platforms combined. It did better than most people think and there's a demand for it.

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              June 6, 2017 10:33 AM

              Wow, I assume mainly in Japan? Feels like it ninja launched in the US, and most people aren't even aware it exists.

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              June 6, 2017 10:52 AM

              I'm not saying it was a flop. But lifetime sales are at about 1.3 million or something. Good numbers for the console for sure, I just don't know how well that's going to do moving the game over to the Switch.

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      June 6, 2017 10:11 AM

      didnt this game get mediocre reviews?

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        June 6, 2017 10:17 AM

        It was much better than that was made out to be. As a fan of Tekken (and less so of Smash) I like it better than Smash 4.

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