Pokkén Tournament Launches Exclusively for Wii U on March 18

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by T-hug, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. T-hug
    OP

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    9,226
    4,705
    Oct 24, 2002
    England
    0._mainvisual_with_logo_CMYK_300dpi_webready.jpg

    Pokkén Tournament, the upcoming game that lets players battle as prized Pokémon in fighting arenas, will launch exclusively for Wii U on March 18 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Pokkén Tournament brings high-definition game play and over-the-top action to never-before-seen battles between some of the most recognizable Pokémon characters.

    People that buy the first production run version of the game will also receive a special Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card, which can be tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller to unlock the Shadow Mewtwo playable character in the game.

    Pokkén Tournament brings high-definition game play and over-the-top action to never-before-seen battles between some of the most recognizable Pokémon characters.

    :arrow:Pokkén Tournament Official Site
     
  2. Catastrophic

    Catastrophic Perfectly Normal

    Member
    709
    524
    Apr 28, 2012
    Somewhere
    At first I thought this was going to be some sort of Pokemon Stadium like game. I loved that game as a kid. Wonder how this will turn out.
     
  3. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,584
    1,359
    Nov 23, 2010
    United States
    Why do they say exclusively on Wii U? Isn't it available on arcades still or did those get shut down recently?
     
  4. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,881
    1,616
    Mar 11, 2009
    United States
    It means in terms of the consoles, it obviously won't be on the xbone or ps4, or PC for that matter
     
  5. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,584
    1,359
    Nov 23, 2010
    United States
    Kinda defeats the point of calling something "exclusive". That's like saying Shenmue 3 is exclusively for PS4, even though I backed it to play on PC. They better keep their word on that.

    Anyways sorry to derail.
     
  6. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,881
    1,616
    Mar 11, 2009
    United States
    I understand what you're saying, but most people don't buy themselves arcade units, and view arcade games (in situations like this) as sampling the home version out in the wild. Realistically, the only way that most people are going to own this game is exclusively on the Wii U.
     
  7. DarkCoffe64

    DarkCoffe64 Bo

    Member
    464
    315
    Mar 30, 2011
    Italy
    Arcadia
    If the price in europe is gonna be 40€ at launch, I might buy it. After I evaluate if it deserve the money.
    And how much do we want to bet that there's gonna be some features only avaiable if you buy some new Pokèmon amiibos?
     
  8. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Hells Malice is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,163
    5,128
    Apr 9, 2009
    Canada
    What?! I can't play a pokemon game on my Xbone?
    Outrageous, i'm never buying another pokemon game.


    :mellow:
     
  9. xile6

    xile6 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,197
    308
    Jan 15, 2006
    United States
    This i will buy at launch. And they say only on the wiiu to let people know it wont be on the wii or 3ds.
    Samething halo 5 did on the xbox one.
     
  10. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,596
    3,161
    Oct 29, 2015
    Sweden
    Twilight Princess HD and Pokkén Tournament during the same month? Whoever's in charge of the release dates isn't doing a very good job
     
  11. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Freeze Kirby :3

    Member
    2,589
    2,656
    Oct 28, 2015
    United States
    Weavile for life! Can't wait for this game! :)
     
  12. IpsoFact0
    This message by IpsoFact0 has been removed from public view by Veho, Jan 17, 2016, Reason: Drop it.
    Jan 15, 2016
  13. MichMaster

    MichMaster #Pray4Hykem

    Member
    345
    175
    Dec 23, 2009
    Canada
    In the IOSU
    And Hyrule Warriors Legends...
     
  14. emmauss

    emmauss GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    475
    132
    May 12, 2014
    Ghana
    Accra, Ghana
    has there ever been an official pokemon game on any console other than arcade or a nintendo console?how is it outrageous if it is tradition.
     
  15. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,921
    1,434
    Nov 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I want the Pokken controller!!!
     
    GalladeGuy likes this.
  16. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

    Member
    20,197
    21,576
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    My wallet is ready
     
    mr. fancypants and GalladeGuy like this.
  17. Olmectron

    Olmectron GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,148
    1,340
    Dec 31, 2012
    Mexico
    A game
    Two copies for me. I'll enjoy playing in LAN with a friend on two TVs side by side.
     
    MaskedMarvel likes this.
  18. RemixDeluxe
    This message by RemixDeluxe has been removed from public view by Veho, Jan 17, 2016, Reason: Drop it.
    Jan 15, 2016
  19. IpsoFact0
    This message by IpsoFact0 has been removed from public view by Veho, Jan 17, 2016, Reason: Drop it.
    Jan 15, 2016
  20. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,596
    3,161
    Oct 29, 2015
    Sweden
    Is that a Wii U game? No. TPHD and PT are.
     
  21. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,252
    828
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokémate
     
  22. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,596
    3,161
    Oct 29, 2015
    Sweden
    What's so interesting about it?

    I asked via email to Hori Europe what the price would be (ended up being £19.99 on Amazon UK) and that it should cost less because it doesn't even have a single analogue stick which would be useful considering the game's in 2.5D and 3D. The only benefit it has over the others is that it's wired but that's about it. He didn't quite told me what made the controller a must other than "it's the proper way to play Pokkén Tournament".

    The PR guy also linked me to the image below but again, that's for an arcade machine not a gaming console and one should not really merge the two fanbases together because they like to play with different controllers.

    [​IMG]
     
    cvskid and KiiWii like this.
  23. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,921
    1,434
    Nov 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    It just looks dope! Looks like a true Ninty piece of shiny wonder! I NEEDZ it.... esp for £20!