How Pokken Invites Non-Arcade Fighters to the Party

I’ve been playing Pokken Tournament since its arcade testing days. From the very first time I played it, I knew that the game was unique, holding both features that make it familiar as an arcade fighting game, while introducing new ideas that simplify traditional mechanics in order to invite non-arcade players. While I’ve noticed that even a small skill gapContinue reading “How Pokken Invites Non-Arcade Fighters to the Party”

Pokkén Tournament Preview (Wii U)

I’m not new to the world of Pokken. I’ve played the game during not one, but two testing phases. I sunk a hefty amount of change into the game during its Japanese arcade launch and came back for new fighters, even if the game’s been unpopular out here. Perhaps this is part of the reason why Nintendo’sContinue reading “Pokkén Tournament Preview (Wii U)”

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Trailer Details New, Returning Features

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is shaping up to be a particularly hard-hitting entry in the long-running fighting franchise, as demonstrated by a new trailer. Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled the Arcade Trailer alongside a range of new screenshots, serving to demonstrate the new gameplay features for the upcoming title. First and foremost, Akuma from the StreetContinue reading “Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Trailer Details New, Returning Features”

Atari Set to Open the Vault

Another day, another retro compilation release. This time, it’s Atari with Atari Vault, a collection of no less than 100 titles from their expansive library. The focus seems to be on the arcade releases, specifically citing classics like Centipede and Asteroids, though the extent of the list is yet to be confirmed. Where Atari VaultContinue reading “Atari Set to Open the Vault”

Sceptile Joins the Pokken Tournament

A new trailer released by Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed Sceptile as the latest playable character in the upcoming Pokken Tournament. Sceptile takes the role of a fast and furious melee character, capable of rapid aerial strikes and swift motion on the ground. In a pinch, Sceptile can utilize Mega Evolution to amplify its agilityContinue reading “Sceptile Joins the Pokken Tournament”

More Light Shed on Shadow Mewtwo

In a previous article, we revealed the mysterious Shadow Mewtwo, a boss character for the arcade fighter, Pokken Tournament. At today’s Nintendo Direct stream, more light was shed on this unique figure. Shadow Mewtwo will be made playable in the console version of the game, with the assistance of an Amiibo card. This card willContinue reading “More Light Shed on Shadow Mewtwo”

Mewtwo Appears in Pokken Tournament

The Pokémon-themed arcade fighting game Pokken Tournament recently received an update mostly containing patches and balances, but there was some secret content buried deeply in the release. Players quickly found a boss encounter within the single-player component of the game: a unique form of popular series legendary Mewtwo. This is the first boss encounter discoveredContinue reading “Mewtwo Appears in Pokken Tournament”