Pokkén Tournament: The Enjoyable Train Wreck

Some time ago, our very own Laguna took some time to fill in the community about his first impressions with Pokkén Tournament, The Pokémon Company’s first foray into the fighting genre. Pokkén Tournament was first released to Japanese arcades, followed by a Wii U release in all regions. The game play introduces a roster of sixteen fighters, and combinesContinue reading “Pokkén Tournament: The Enjoyable Train Wreck”

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)”

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”

Masked Pikachu Ready to Throw Down

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 inContinue reading “Masked Pikachu Ready to Throw Down”

Pokkén Tournament Arrives on Wii U in Spring 2016

The Pokémon arcade fighter, Pokkén Tournament, just received a new trailer, and it’s a doozy. Shown formally at the Pokémon World Championships in Boston, this title will be released for the Nintendo Wii U coming Spring 2016 for North America, after rave reviews from players in Japan. Everything about this title looks incredible, from theContinue reading “Pokkén Tournament Arrives on Wii U in Spring 2016”