Gotta catch (a percentage of) ’em all.
This generation really was the very best.
A Mew for you
Plus more Pokemon news by the bucketload
Whilst games such as the Nintendo 64’s Pokémon Stadium came pretty close, seven-year-old-me’s dream of battling Pokémon in a way that feels ‘real’ has never truly been realised. I’m just as much a fan of the core Pokémon games as the next trainer, but I always wanted to see Pokémon moving around like real creatures rather than sprites that wiggled slightly. Now, thanks to an unlikely collaboration between Nintendo and Tekken developer, Bandai Namco, we have Pokkén Tournament – possibly the closest we have come to those dreams so far. Originally released in Japanese arcades and then for Wii U, the latest version, Pokkén Tournament DX, has arrived on Nintendo Switch with some exciting new content. Does it come close to my childhood dreams, though, and more importantly: is it worth buying?
Recently we reported that a demo was on the way for Pokkén Tournament DX, although at that point no date had been set for its launch. We now have confirmation that the demo will be available this Thursday (24th August).
A representative from The Pokemon Company has confirmed that a core Pokemon title – one of those traditional ones we all enjoy – is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch.
Pokken Tournament DX looks to give Switch players their first taste of what Pokemon has to offer late this Summer.