Pokken Tournament Trailers: Blaziken, Charizard and Weavile Join the Roster
Some new trailers for the recent additions to Pokken Tournament's roster have aired in celebration of the game's official Japanese arcade debut this week (courtesy of Nintendo Life). This confirms the addition of Blaziken to the roster, who uses a fighting style reminiscent of the Firebenders from the Avatar series. We also found trailers for the recently announced Charizard and Weavile. Blaziken, Charizard and Weavile join the ranks of Lucario, Machamp, Suicune, Gardevoir, Pikachu and Gengar on the current roster. There are a few support characters confirmed as well, including Emolga, Fennekin, Snivy, Frogadier, Eevee, Lapras, Whimsicott and Jirachi.
Unfortunately, Pokken Tournament has yet to be confirmed for home consoles. Even worse, it hasn't been confirmed for any kind of Western launch. As a Japanese arcade exclusive, there has yet to be any word on whether or not Pokken Tournament's cabinets will be shipped stateside. Given that Bandai Namco Games developed Mario Kart GP DX for Japanese arcades, which were eventually sent to Dave & Buster's restaurants across North America, there is a chance that we could see Pokken Tournament get a Western release. At the same time, Dave & Buster's isn't really keen on keeping fighting games in its arcades. Given the worldwide popularity of the Pokemon and Tekken franchises, we wouldn't be surprised if Pokken Tournament gets a console release that hopefully debuts in the West.
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