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Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament DX is heading to Nintendo Switch

We won't have to wait much longer.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jun 6, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 4:03 am CDT

One of Nintendo’s flagship franchises is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Nintendo announced Tuesday that it will release Pokkén Tournament DX for the Nintendo Switch. It was originally a game for the Wii U that allowed you to fight friends and opponents as different playable Pokémon.

The trailer for Pokkén Tournament DX gives fans a look at some of the game’s features, which include online matches, the ability to play with the Joy-Con controllers detached for competitive play and connected to your screen. The game will have even more Pokémon than ever before, which will allow you to choose from 21 Pokémon.


Fans can also see the game in action at the Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational, a competition between eight YouTube and Twitch personalities that will take place at E3 on June 14.

Pokkén Tournament DX will be released for the Nintendo Switch Sept. 22 while Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon—updated versions of the original Sun and Moon games with an alternate story to play—will come out Nov. 17.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Jun 6, 2017, 3:23 pm CDT