Judging by the sales, there’s a huge number of people who like making magic animals fight each other in Pokémon. In Pokkén Tournament, you don’t have to stand on the sidelines—you can bring the beat-downs yourself.
The original Pokémon titles put you in the role of a “trainer” who gathers up strange animals, each with its own special abilities, and shouts commands at them as they do battle for fame and glory. Pokkén Tournament is a fighting game that lets you actually control the Pokemon yourself, allowing you to electrocute your adversaries with Pikachu, set them aflame with Charizard, or just pummel their faces with Machamp.
If the trailer is any indication, the game will be littered with special moves of the ridiculous variety, since there are a ton of Pokemon and they all have weird elemental abilities. Now all it needs is a mode where the Pokemon finally get sweet revenge on their trainers for all the horrific gladiator battles they’ve been forced to participate in over the years. Check out Pokkén Tournament in Spring 2016 on the Nintendo Wii U.