Since the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, mine has rarely seen the inside of the TV dock. Now that Pokken Tournament DX is here, that's changed. I need that USB port for Hori's Pokken Tournament Pro Pad DX -- and not just for Pokémon battles.
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Winning by any means necessary is a core staple of fighting game competitions, but it's still unsettled whether fighting game pros need to entertain spectators while trying to do so. It's been an issue in Street Fighter for decades, and top Super Smash Bros. players have even been booed for their controversial approaches to competition. This conversation cropped up again after a recent Pokken Tournament event came to a close with two players sniping at each other from afar.
Despite being slated to return to the Pokemon World Championships in 2017, the competitive Pokken Tournament scene is facing a massive problem. The console version of the game, which some players train on before competing on arcade units, is badly in need of an update. But the the people behind Pokemon have made no indication that they plan on releasing one.
Briefly: Nintendo has announced that Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon fighting game, will hit the Wii U on March 19. Richard has played the game's Japanese arcade version, so you can read about his experience here to find out whether you should be looking forward to this one.
Video: Dark Mewtwo is officially Shadow Mewtwo. A new trailer for Pokken Tournament clarifies the title of last weekend's mutated cat creature.