Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U next Spring, and Nintendo’s recently revealed a deluge of new information about its Wii U release. First up, and the news that’s most applicable worldwide, is four new Pokémon which players can call upon in battle to support their playable fighter Pokémon: Dragonite, Togekiss, Rotom, and Victini. What any of these support Pokémon do is currently unclear, but they’re all popular among the Pokémon community, so it’s nice to see them represented.
We also learned more about Japan’s Wii U
Pokkén Tournament bundle. The package comes with a 32GB Black Wii U, a pre-installed digital copy of Pokkén Tournament, one Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo card, and a special booklet that showcases all the moves your playable Pokémon can pull off in battle, called the Battle Pokémon Action List. The bundle will sell for 36,800¥, which roughly translates to $299.99 USD.
Nintendo is also releasing a new wired controller that matches the layout of the arcade machines, so arcade players and competitive gamers can have more familiar, precise controls to best suit their console experience. The controller will be released separately from both the bundle and
Pokkén Tournament for a retail price of 3480¥, or just under $30 USD. For those of you who already have Classic or Pro controllers, though, don’t fret—they’re both compatible with the game.
Finally, they released a new introduction video to the game, which you can find embedded above.
Pokkén Tournament launches for Wii U on March 18th in Japan, and Q2 2016 for other territories.