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Pokkén Tournament Fighting Game Adds Empoleon

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New playable character available in arcade game on December 15

The official Twitter account of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Pokkén Tournament fighting game announced on Thursday that it will add Empoleon (Emperto) as a playable character in the game's arcade version on December 15.

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

The game debuted in Japanese arcades in July 2015. The eight playable Pokémon available at launch were Charizard, Weavile, Lucario, Machamp, Gardevoir, Suicune, Gengar, and Pikachu. Blazikin, Masked Pikachu, Darkrai, Croagunk, Scizor, 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.

[Via Gematsu]

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