Last year we learned that the upcoming Pokken Tournament will be released in the Spring of 2016. And now we have a solid release date at long last, revealed by the official Pokemon Twitter account. Pokken Tournament will be officially released for the Wii U console on the 18th of March, 2016. That’s right around the corner.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Pokken Tournament for the Wii U was announced back in 2014. The game was already available in Japan, although it existed in arcade form, so basically the arcade version of the game is being brought onto the console. The game will feature your favorite characters from the Pokemon franchise.
You get to face Pokemon off against each other. However instead of it being a turn-based combat style game like Pokemon, this is more like an arcade fighter game. Kind of like Pokemon meets Tekken. In fact the folks behind Tekken, Bandai Namco, are behind this game. Last month, it was also announced that there will be a special Pokken Tournament controller created for the Wii U. It will mimic the layout and style of the arcade version, so if you’re familiar with those controls you are going to love this controller.