Battle as a Pok�mon in Pokk�n Tournament for Wii U

Take Direct Control of Classic Pok�mon in Unique Fighting Game

It’s Pok�mon vs. Pok�mon as players take direct control of Pok�mon fighters like Pikachu, Charizard and Lucario to battle it out in beautiful HD in the Pokk�n Tournament game, now available for Wii U.

Grab your Pokemon, run to the arena, and may the best Pokemon Master win the Battle, as you test your learned skills against players from around the world in finally full HD on your Nintendo Wii U console, starting TODAY as the game is now in the stores for just for U.

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It’s Pok�mon vs. Pok�mon as players take direct control of Pok�mon fighters like Pikachu, Charizard and Lucario to battle it out in beautiful HD in the Pokk�n Tournament game, now available for the Wii U console. Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO, the creators of the acclaimed Tekken fighting series, Pokk�n Tournament employs multiple move sets and abilities for each character, offering hard-core fighting game fans and people new to the genre the chance to master the game.

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"Pokk�n Tournament will appeal to Pok�mon fans, fighting game players and even casual gamers looking for an action-packed game," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "It’s another example of the unique experiences players can only get on Nintendo systems."


Each Pok�mon in the game – 16 total fighters in all! – possesses unique moves (composed of weak, strong and special attacks) that are specific to that character. Pikachu, for example, can use Thunder, which strikes down opponents with a bolt of electricity, while Lucario unleashes his patented Aura Sphere, enveloping fighters in energy. Playing as a Pok�mon and performing these special moves is both satisfying and a dream come true for lifelong Pok�mon fans. In addition to the main 16 playable Pok�mon, 30 additional Pok�mon can be called upon to support the player in battle. These support Pok�mon include some beloved characters like Diglett and Magneton, and can turn the tide of battle by temporarily helping when called.

In the game’s fun single-player mode, players can level up a Pok�mon’s stats like Attack and Defense as they battle other fighters in various leagues. Players can even personalize their trainer card with their preferred Pok�mon fighter, customized clothing for their avatar and an online greeting. This online greeting will be used when battling other Pokk�n Tournament players in the game’s online mode.* In addition to playing online, players can battle friends and family members in local multiplayer matches. When playing local multiplayer, one player plays on the Wii U GamePad controller, while the other uses the TV screen and either a Wii U Pro Controller, Classic Controller or the Pokk�n controller (sold separately).

Pokk�n Tournament also includes amiibo support. Tapping any amiibo figure or card (sold separately) will unlock items in the game. As a bonus, players who purchase the physical version of the game at launch will receive a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card bundled with the game. When used, this special card instantly unlocks Shadow Mewtwo as a playable character.

Pokk�n Tournament is now available at a suggested retail price of $59.99, and can be purchased in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at Nintendo.com. For more information about the game, visit http://www.pokkentournament.com.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

* Internet access is required for online play. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.


So are you going to join in the fun of training your Pokemon and battling it out with friends and family and online strangers?