Announced as part of today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Pokkén Tournament DX is getting new fighters, as part of its Battle Pack DLC. This DLC comes in two waves and will add two new Battle Pokémon, as well as four new Support Pokémon.
The first wave adds the Living Weapon Pokémon Aegislash as a playable character, along with Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu as Supports. Based on the small bit of gameplay footage that was shown off, Aegislash looks to be quite a technical fighter, as players will need to master its Sword and its Shield forms to succeed in battle. This first DLC wave will launch on January 31st.
The second wave adds Blastoise, the Shellfish Pokémon as a playable fighter, as well as Mew and Celebi as Supports. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any footage of Blastoise in action, but I imagine he’ll act as a bulky zoning character. Wave 2 will release on March 23rd, and you can buy the Battle Pack over on the Nintendo Eshop right now. As a bonus for pre-purchasing, you’ll get some new avatar customization options to use straight away.
Check out the Nintendo Direct Mini below; the Pokkén portion of the presentation starts at 1:26.