Trial Version of Pokken Tournament DX coming soon to Nintendo Switch

Shortly after the conclusion of the Pokken World Championships on Saturday, Nintendo announced that a trial version of an upcoming update, Pokken Tournament DX, would be arriving to the Nintendo eShop soon.

However, a release date for the demo has not been provided yet. We’ll be watching the Pokemon Company’s official Twitter account for specifics as they arrive.

The original Pokken Tournament was released for the Nintendo Wii-U back in July 16, 2015, as a result of a collaborative effort between the Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco. The gameplay is partly inspired by BD’s legendary Tekken franchise whilst incorporating unique mechanics that make the players feel as if they are truly engaging in a Pokemon battle. However, to engage in offline exhibitions, players were required to connect two Wii-U consoles using an ethernet cable, which made preparing for tournaments a bit of a chore.

Now that an update to Pokken is coming to the Nintendo Switch, that issue should be alleviated. The update will come with the content originally provided for the prequel while introducing new toys to play with, including new playable Pokemon fighters and a slew of game modes. Local multiplayer will also be improved, allowing players to share a screen when engaging in sessions using the Joy-Con controllers, without the need for multiple consoles.

Pokken Tournament DX will drop on the Nintendo Switch on September 22nd, 2017.

On a side-note, we’d like to congratulate Tonosama for becoming the Pokken Tournament 2017 World Champion! Out of sixteen of the world’s best players, he defeated all of America’s best as well as his fellow Japanese rivals to win the title of Pokemon Master and the biggest share of a $20,000 prize pool!

Where will the Pokken World Championships take place next year? Luckily for us, we already have our answer: Nashville, Tennessee! However, a venue has yet to be decided upon, or perhaps it already has been but the information is being withheld for a future announcement.

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