With the lackluster sales of the Wii U system, it’s no surprise that many great games for the platform didn’t reach consumers. What’s more, this was a home console port of a Japanese arcade game that was updated consistently. This was not so for the Wii U port, likely due to low sales. In a similar fashion to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the game is getting a port with all the arcade additions plus more. The Nintendo Treehouse stream has highlighted many of the new additions to this game compared to the base game.
New Characters And What They Can Do
5 new characters are being added in total, starting with 4 added to the arcade version. These are Scizor, Darkrai, Empoleon, and Croagunk. As for number 5, this is Decidueye, a new Pokémon introduced in Sun and Moon. What can these Pokémon do?
- Scizor is a very quick Pokémon who is all about getting up in the face of the opponent. He can even use Swords Dance to store up power!
- Darkrai is about keeping the opponent guessing. He has many attacks with a large area of effect.
- Empoleon has moves that allow him to quickly move about the stage. His Burst Move even has a unique property: It’s considered a grab! That means foes who block will get caught!
- Croagunk is the most mobile of the fighters. He can bounce all about the arena!
- Decidueye is all about playing the range game. Keeps the opponent at bay with arrows before making the approach.
Other New Additions
The new fighters aren’t the only additions. The original game featured Support Pokémon in sets of 2; players choose their duo, and then choose which of these Support Pokémon to use for each round. Pokkén Tournament DX features a new Support Duo with Litten and Popplio, two starter Pokémon from Sun and Moon. The game also includes new stages, including a beach stage, again, featuring Sun and Moon representation. And finally, a 3v3 mode is featured, allowing players to choose 3 Pokémon to make a team, and face another team of 3 Pokémon in one-on-one matches. This game mode continues until one team loses all 3 Pokémon.
Clearly, there are many new additions to this already great Pokémon fighting game. Plus, it is a Switch game, so it can be taken anywhere! And I don’t know about you, but it will be nice to play a version of this game that is supported by Nintendo and the community!