Pokken Tournament | WiiU
Pokken Tournament release date for WiiU:
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
0 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.
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.
Pokkén Tournament lets us face both artificial intelligence, or real players – through LAN or the Internet.
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.