Nintendo announces Pokkén Tournament DX for Switch

Matt Sayer 7 June 2017

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The Pokémon fighting game is going portable.

Given how few people actually bought a Wii U, it's no surprise that Nintendo is re-releasing so many Wii U games on the Switch. We've already had the superb Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and the ink-splatting Splatoon 2 will be coming to the system in a little over a month as well.

Now we can add another game to that list: Pokkén Tournament DX. First released on Wii U and in arcades back in 2015, the Pokémon fighting game will be making its way to Switch on September 22nd this year. It won't arrive empty-handed, either, as it'll be bringing all the extra characters that came to the arcade version post-release. Scizor, Decidueye, Croagunk, Darkrai, and Empoleon will pad out the fighting roster, while Litten and Popplio will be lending support as assist characters.

3v3 team battles are also making their debut, along with promised improvements to the game's online modes. Even better, all characters and assist Pokémon will be available from the get-go, so you won't need to unlock them as you did in the Wii U version of the game.

Nintendo will be showing off Pokkén Tournament DX at E3 this year both during its Treehouse live stream and in the form of a Pokkén Tournament DX tournament between a variety of YouTube and Twitch personalities. The tournament will kick off at 3:30AM June 15th Australian time, while the Treehouse stream will run over the course of E3. You can read more about Nintendo's E3 2017 plans here.

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