Pokémon: Free ‘Pokken Tournament’ demo for Nintendo Switch to come soon

Pokken Tournament DX Releases Two New Trailers

Gamers itching to play the “Pokken Tournament DX” on the Nintendo Switch will soon get a taste of the action.

Nintendo announced via Twitter that a free demo of the game is right around the corner. “Can’t wait for #PokkenTournamentDX? Keep an eye out for a downloadable demo coming soon to Nintendo eShop!” tweeted the gaming giant.

According to Gamespot, the game will feature all of the 16 playable characters found in the Wii version. Furthermore, five new Pokemon creatures will also join the roster. These are Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and Decidueye.

Online features, on the other hand, will require membership on the console’s online service come 2018.

Back in June, Nintendo announced during a Nintendo Direct briefing that “Pokken Tournament DX” will roll out in September. It features three-on-three team battles and online ranked play. Moreover, it will also offer group and friendly matches.

The announcement caught fans and gaming enthusiasts off guard, as they expected a different “Pokémon” game to be revealed. They expected Niantic to announce details about the game “Pokémon Stars,” an updated version of “Pokémon Sun and Moon.


“Pokken Tournament” launches on Sept. 22.