Pokken Tournament DX DLC Adds Aegislash, Blastoise And More

  • Switch
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Aegislash is joining Pokken Tournament DX in 2018.
Aegislash is joining Pokken Tournament DX in 2018. Nintendo

During the impromptu Nintendo Direct Mini on Jan. 11 Nintendo announced Pokken Tournament DX, its Pokémon/Tekken mash-up for the Switch, will receive new DLC. The Pokken Tournament DX Battle Pack contains two new playable fighters in Blastoise and Aegislash along with four new Support Pokémon and customizations for your avatar.

Check out the Pokken Tournament DX segment during the Nintendo Direct Mini starting around the 1:23 mark.

The Pokken Tournament DX Battle Pack will release in two parts. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two forms, and players can wield them both.

Aegislash will be a Technique-class fighter and, as seen in the Nintendo Direct footage, the Ghost and Steel-type Pokémon will slash his way through opponents. The Pokémon will also blast opponents with a long-ranged beam attack.

Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. There was no footage of Blastoise, but the Water starter from the Kanto Region will likely get his own trailer closer to the release of Battle Pack Wave 2.

Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for March 23.

The additions of Aegislash and Blastoise bring the Pokken Tournament DX roster to 23. The roster includes: Charizard, Pikachu, Pikachu Libre, Garchomp, Sceptile, Gengar, Mewtwo, Shadow Mewtwo, Gardevoir, Suicune, Machamp, Lucario, Blaziken, Weavile, Braixen, Chandelure, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, Darkrai and Decidueye.

Pokken Tournament originally released for Nintendo Wii U, but the deluxe version released as an enhanced port in September 2017 for the Switch. While many features remained the same, Decidueye, Scizor, Empoleon, Darkrai and Croagunk were added to the roster as well as new matchmaking and online modes.

So what do you think of the DLC for Pokken Tournament DX? Are you happy with the two new Pokémon selected? Sound off in the comments section below.

Pokkén Tournament DX
A Worthy Port For Newcomers And Fans Of The Original
Pokkén Tournament DX is a worthy port for those who played the original or are new to the title.
  • Roster is unique
  • Battling is crisp and surprisingly deep
  • Works well on all Switch modes
  • Minor changes make it more engaging
  • Wish there was more new characters
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