Yesterday, there was a stream of news involving Pokken Tournament (that new Pokemon game that's similar to Tekken). I was interested in what the features are in that game. While I'm not too hyped about this, I'm still interested and liking this hybrid. With that said, here's some news.
Playable Characters- As speculated, there won't be just fighting types in Pokken. Here, we have 3 more fighters: Pikachu (of course) who uses electricity moves (and has moves and qualities based on Heihachi and Kazuya), Gardevoir who uses psychic based moves (and has some Jun and Asuka qualities), and surprisingly Suicune who uses ice attacks and kicking based attacks. And before you say something, I know that biped fighters were expected by fan and aren't oddities in fighting games (Amaterasu, Duck Hunt, and a few others) but they are uncommon types of fighters and seeing how this is a Tekken hybrid and Tekken had no biped fighters, Suicune as a fighter is still an oddity in Pokken unless there's more bipeds and seeing how it's Pokemon, it's likely.
Support Characters- Much like assists in some fighters, Pokken has assist pokemon. So far we have Snivy (who uses Leaf Tornado), Fennekin (who uses Ember), Lapras (who uses Surf) and Emolga (who uses Shock Wave). To call upon them, your support gauge needs to be filled up to summon them. When they unleash their attack, just fill it again.
Stages- So far we have a Town and Volcano stage.
Controllers- Although this is originally an arcade game, Pokken utilizes Controllers similar to SNES controllers. D-Pad (movement), B(jump), A(pokemon move), X(weak attack), Y(strong attack), L(support), and R(guard).
Resonance Gauge- The special gauge in Pokken. When filled up, pokemon can unleash a Burst mode where Pokemon like Lucario will Mega Evolve while Pokemon like Pikachu get a unique power up.
Modes: We have Single, National and In-Store as well as a tutorial.
So far, it looks promising and there's some fanservice for Tekken fans. What do you think?