It looks like the Nintendo Switch is finally getting a Pokemon game, but not in the traditional sense. After a few months of speculations, the company has finally confirmed that Pokken Tournament DX is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The fighting game is scheduled to launch on Sept. 22, 2017. The Switch version will reportedly include a number of new Pokemon fighters that were not available on the Wii U version.
The Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch will include Darkrai, Croagunk, Empoleon, Scizor, and Decidueye. Game Rant explains that the gameplay will most likely stay the same as the original game except for the new Pokemon fighters. Other enhancements include the ability to play a versus game against another player using one of the two Joy-Con controllers of the Switch. Additionally, gamers can fight one another wirelessly through two Switch consoles.
Online multiplayer will be reportedly supported featuring ranked matches, friendly matches, 3V3 team battles, and group matches are all coming to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokken Tournament DX, says GameSpot. Nintendo apparently shared a video trailer during their Pokemon Nintendo Direct stream. A demo will reportedly be available at E3 2017 for attendees to try out. Those unable to attend the game show can catch their Treehouse presentation and invitational tournament on June 14, 2017.
Other gamers are suspecting that the Nintendo Switch version of Pokken Tournament DX might have new features exclusive to the console. There might be some game modes exclusively added to the Switch version as well. Pokemon fans should make do their best to catch the E3 2017 presentation to learn more about the fighting game next week.
Along with Pokken Tournament DX, Nintendo is expected to debut several new games for the Switch at E3 2017. The company has promised "something big" for its fans next week. Gamers are anticipating more third-party announcements as well as a playable demo for Super Mario Odyssey.