Pokkén Tournament DX – Review

Developed by Namco Bandi, the team behind the Tekken series, and published by the Pokémon Company, Pokkén Tournament was the first instance of a ‘real time’ fighting game in the Pokémon franchise – originally released in Arcades and for Wii U in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Naturally, the game mixes everything that is popular about Pokémon with fighting mechanics lifted from Tekken. With both franchises existing as the biggest sales hits of their own genres, it’s a wonder a collaboration like this took 20 years to form. And it was in-spite of the Wii U’s sales failure that Pokkén proved itself, selling over a million copies worldwide, beating our genre veteran Street Fighter V as the most popular Fighting game of 2016.

So, it was easy to predict that with the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, Namco and Nintendo would want to recreate that success, which brings us to the inevitable port, Pokkén Tournament DX.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation Event Predictions Podcast

By Alex & Graeme

Alex & Graeme share their predictions for the upcoming Nintendo Switch Presentation event on the 13th January including their thoughts on launch game lineup, price and their must-haves for the new system.

 

Download MP3 here.

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Nintendo Switch Reveal – Reaction

Today, on 20th October 2016, Nintendo revealed it’s next console iteration, in the form of ‘Nintendo Switch‘. As heavily rumoured throughout the year, the new system will aim to bridge the gap between home console and handheld system, capable of both high-end portable gaming and Full-HD gameplay via Television.

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Handheld + Home Console, Nintendo Switch

The design of the ‘Switch‘ is similar to the Wii U GamePad, except this time all the processing power comes from the portable handheld system, with it’s own built-in screen. Additionally, thanks to a TV-Docking station and the unit’s detachable controls, the Switch can become both ‘hard-core’ home console or portable playhouse, depending on your lifestyle. Read on for a brief account of my reactions, thoughts and opinions… Continue reading