Niche Gamer Plays – Pokken Tournament DX Hands-on Video Preview

Niche Gamer Plays is an ongoing video preview series where our staff take an in-depth and yet concise look at classic, current, and upcoming games across all current gaming platforms.

Nintendo has released a playable demo for Pokken Tournament DX on the Nintendo Switch, and I spent some time playing the game for you with a video preview.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via The Pokemon Company:


The popular Pokémon fighting game comes to the Nintendo Switch™ console with added Pokémon fighters and new ways to battle other players. Take direct control of one of over 20 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in action-packed arena fights. With Nintendo Switch, you can battle at home or on the go to become the Ferrum League champion!

Master the new fighting styles of Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, Darkrai, and the newly added Decidueye. New modes give you the ability to challenge your friends* in intense competition. Duke it out with your favorite Pokémon Fighters in Team Battle. Then record and upload your favorite fights with the new replay feature**. Take the battle on the road with the portable Nintendo Switch system or find competition online in the new Group Match Mode. Do you have what it takes to claim the title of Pokkén Tournament DX champion? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s by stepping into the battle arena!

Key Features:

  • Fight as Decidueye, Darkrai , Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and more
  • Execute powerful Pokémon moves with simple button combinations
  • Enjoy an intuitive fighting system for all skill levels

Pokken Tournament DX is launching worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on September 22nd.

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  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Where is this demo? Is it Japanese only?

  • Should be available now in the USA

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Canada cucked again for no good reason.

  • RecklessHamsterEagle

    Had me at Scizor and empoleon.