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Pokémon fighter Pokkén Tournament lands on Wii U in spring 2016

Pika fight!

Arcade Pokémon fighter Pokkén Tournament will launch for Wii U worldwide in spring 2016.

Developed in collaboration with Bandai Namco, Pokkén Tournament has so far only been playable in a selection of Japanese arcades.

As for how it plays, think more like Tekken than Pokémon Stadium.

"Pokkén Tournament combines the best elements of a traditional fighting game with an authentic Pokémon experience," Pokémon Company International exec said J.C. Smith said. "Fans will be thrilled to see their favourite Pokémon battle in a whole new way."

Playable Pokémon include franchise mascot Pikachu, the beefy Machamp and the Psychic/Fairy critter Gardevoir.

Battles take place in a 3D arena, and players can also call in a number of support Pokémon to join them - including recent starters Fennekin and Snivy, plus Lapras.

Take a look at the game below, including a reveal of Libre Pikachu:

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