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Pokkén Tournament Footage Features Shadow Mewtwo

posted on by Karen Ressler
Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card comes with game's 1st printings

Nintendo began streaming new footage from the upcoming Wii U game Pokkén Tournament on Thursday. The game will be released worldwide for Wii U in spring 2016, and the Japanese release date has now been set for March 18.

Nintendo also revealed that Shadow MewTwo will be unlockable under certain conditions in the game, or with an amiibo card that will be included in the first print run of the game.

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

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.

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