Pokken Tournament

A three-dimensional fighting game with Pokémon. Pokkén Tournament has been made by the key creators of the Tekken and Soulcalibur series. It was initially released in Japanese arcades in July 2015. Wii U console version introduces many fixes, as well as a single player mode. Fights take the form of one on one duels on closed arenas. Players choose one of many available Pokémon, both from old and new generations of the main RPG series, including Lucario, Machamp, Suicune, Gardevoir, Pikachu, Gengar, Weavile, Charizard and Blaziken, among many others. Each uses a different fighting style and unique combos. There are also special combinations of buttons that let us summon another Pokémon as support. Pokkén Tournament lets the player face both artificial intelligence and other people, either through LAN or online.

Nintendo Wii U
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Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament | WiiU

Pokken Tournament release date for WiiU:

game language:

18 March 2016 | Worldwide

18 March 2016 | Europe PAL

18 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Pokkén Tournament for Nintendo Wii U is classic fighting game with the Pokémon as fighters. It is a result of collaboration between Nintendo and the devs from Bandai Namco, led by Katsuhiro Harada (known for his work on Tekken series) and Masaaki Hoshino (who supervised the Soulcalibur franchise). It debuted in Japanese arcades in July 2014, and then there came the console version, which added new single player options and fixed many things, thanks to the players’ feedback.

Game mechanics

The basics of Pokkén Tournament for Nintendo Wii U follow schemes of the most popular three-dimensional fighting games. Two contestants face each other on an  enclosed arena, with players being able to choose from several Pokémon, including those from old and new entries in main RPG series. The list includes e.g. Lucario, Machamp, Suicune, Gardevoir, Pikachu, Gengar, Weavile, Charizard and Blaziken. Each of them has different fighting style and unique combos. Additionally, other Pokémon can be summoned for a few seconds to support player’s character, like Frogadier, Eevee, Lapras or Whimiscott, all with single-use, powerful attacks.

Game modes

Pokkén Tournament lets us face both artificial intelligence, or real players – through LAN or the Internet.

Technical aspects

Colorful visuals offer many details, both in Pokémon models and carefully designed arenas. Additionally, veterans of main RPG series will recognize familiar sound effects and music.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Pokken Tournament trailer

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Zwiastun gry Pokkén Tournament od studia deweloperskiego firmy Bandai Namco.