Pokkén Tournament Game's Chandelure Video Streamed

posted on 2016-02-01 03:30 EST
Game ships for Wii U in N. America, Europe, Japan on March 18

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming an introduction video for its Pokkén Tournament fighting game on Monday. The video confirms the debut of the Pokémon Chandelure (Chandela). The video debuted at Game Party Japan 2016 in Chiba on Sunday.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game on the Wii U in North America, Europe, and Japan on March 18.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will sell a bundle containing the game and a Wii U in Japan, and it will cost 36,800 yen (about US$304). The game by itself will cost 7,200 yen (US$60) at retail or 6,800 yen (US$56) via download. Those who pre-order the game will receive a Dark Mewtwo amiibo card.

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. Blazikin, Masked Pikachu, and Sceptile 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.

The arcade game includes tutorial and single-player modes, as well as an online mode that connects players to other arcade systems across Japan.

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