Blaziken to Join Pokkén Tournament Arcade Fighting Game

posted on by Karen Ressler
Game launched Thursday in Japan

The Pokemon Company Japan began streaming an introduction video for Blaziken (Bursyamo) in the Pokkén Tournament arcade game on Thursday. Blaziken will join the game in an August update.

The game debuted in Japanese arcades on Thursday. The eight playable pokémon available at launch were Charizard, Weavile, Lucario, Machamp, Gardevoir, Suicune, Gengar, and Pikachu. Support pokémon, which can be called to assist in battle with the "L" button, include Emolga, Lapras, Snivy, Frogadier, Eevee, and Fennekin.

Battles have two phases. During regular play, a pokémon fills its gauge to activate "resonance burst," where the pokémon is powered-up for a limited time and can perform a special attack.

The game includes tutorial and single-player modes, as well as an online mode that connects players to other arcade systems across Japan. Players can store their battle records and increased battle stats on a "Bana (Bandai Namco) Passport." Using this feature unlocks more support characters.

[Via Gematsu]

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