‘Pokken Tournament Arcade’ Latest News & Update: New Playable Pokemon To Arrive December 1; Original Character Coming?

By V Doctor , Updated Nov 29, 2016 12:24 PM EST

Bandai Namco Studios recently hinted that there will be a new playable Pokemon to arrive in "Pokken Tournament Arcade." The latest character in "Pokken Tournament Arcade" will reportedly be announced on Dec. 1, 2016.

Gematsu revealed that three playable characters were released in "Pokken Tournament Arcade" since July 2016, when "Pokken Tournament Arcade" first launched in Japan. Darkrai was the first to arrive in July, followed by Scizor in October. Croagunk is the most recent, arriving in November. The next character will be introduced early in December.

OneAngryGamer wrote that gamers previously requested for other entries to arrive in "Pokken Tournament Arcade," such as Greninja, Empoleon, Hitmonchan, Magmar and Primape, among others. However, "Pokken Tournament Arcade" featured one character who is already in the "Pokken Tournament" roster in the form of Croagunk in November.

Other "Pokken Tournament Arcade" fans preferred a new entry that is not existent in the game, and are now hoping that the game developers would showcase an original character in December. "Pokken Tournament" is a fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by The Pokemon Company.

The game features gameplay elements from the "Tekken" series, together with characters from the "Pokemon" franchise. "Pokken Tournament Arcade" is currently available for Wii U and arcades. The newest character will be announced via livestream soon.

Including the three previously added characters, there are currently 19 playable Pokemon in "Pokken Tournament Arcade." The playable roster includes Croagunk, Darkrai, Scizor, Blaziken, Chandelure, Braixen, Charizard, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Lucario, Gengar, Machamp, Pikachu, Pikachu Libre, Mewtwo, Sceptile, Shadow Mewtwo, Weavile and Suicune.

"Pokken Tournament Arcade" also features 30 non-playable assist Pokemon that can be summoned during battle to help the player. The assist characters arrive in groups of two, providing buffs for attacks and defense.During battle, players fight each other using different Pokemon in two unique phases.

"Pokken Tournament Arcade" relies on console-style controllers and focuses more on action, instead of technical gameplay. More new characters are expected to arrive in "Pokken Tournament Arcade" well into 2017. More updates and details will follow soon.

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