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New Playable Characters Announced for Pokken Tournament

by Bryan Rose - January 23, 2015, 4:57 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Famitsu Livestream

Which of your favorites have been confirmed?

Three new characters have been announced for the upcoming arcade fighter Pokken Tournament.

Along with Machamp and Lucario, who have been shown in previous footage, Suicune, Gardevoir and Pikachu have been confirmed as well in a Famitsu live stream broadcast.

Gameplay was shown with Pikachu squaring off against Lucario. The game uses full 3D range for battle and you can use support sets to help even the odds against your opponent. An Emolga (who was partnered with Fennekin) was seen assisting Pikachu in a battle, and Snivy and Lapras have been confirmed as a support set as well. Mega Evolutions also play a part in the gameplay as Lucario transformed into its Mega Evolution during a battle.

What is interesting is that despite them playing the arcade version of the game, those during the livestream played with controllers that were very similar to Wii U pro controllers.


EnnerJanuary 23, 2015

It is interesting to see the game shift between the ranged projectile fighting style similar to the Gundam VS (or Gotcha Force) games and the hand-to-paw fighting style of Tekken. The shifts and pauses for the transitions and support characters are jarring, but they do give players a moment to catch a breath.

I'm excited for this game. While I wish it looked a bit better/different, it looks to be a fun and interesting take on fighting games.

LudicrousDa3veJanuary 24, 2015

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