The arcade fighter Pokken Tournament is set to receive a new playable character in Masked Pikachu. Modeled after the unique appearance of Pikachu during Super Contests in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Masked Pikachu approaches the battlefield with the style and abilities of a wrestler.
The short trailer highlights the fast-paced flair of Masked Pikachu in action. It’s a stylish display, and one that ensures Masked Pikachu will be on par with the competition. As a sidenote, dedicated Pokémon fans may have noticed that this Masked Pikachu is specifically female. It’s a small touch, but one that adds a lot to the character and charm of the game.
Pokkén Tournament is currently arcade-exclusive in Japan, but is set to receive a much-anticipated Wii U release in 2016.