Pokkén Tournament hits the Wii U on March 18th

Pokken-Tournament_logoAre you ready to rumble Pokémon fans and Wii U owners?

Pokkén Tournament, Bandai Namco’s hard hitting Pokémon arcade fighting game, has an official March 18th release date for the Wii U in North America. Those who pick up the game within the launch window will get a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card which can be used to unlock Shadow Mewtwo within the game.

Remember, like pretty much all upcoming videogame releases, Pokkén Tournament is 20% off at Amazon for Prime members.

Oh and Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition will hit the 3DS eShop for $9.99 to celebrate the game’s 20th anniversary on February 27th.

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Read on for the press release.

Pokkén Tournament, the upcoming game that lets players battle as prized Pokémon in fighting arenas, will launch exclusively for Wii U on March 18 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Pokkén Tournament brings high-definition game play and over-the-top action to never-before-seen battles between some of the most recognizable Pokémon characters. People that buy the first production run version of the game will also receive a special Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card, which can be tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller to unlock the Shadow Mewtwo playable character in the game.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Japanese launch of the Pokémon franchise, the original Pokémon games (Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, as well as Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition) will be available as digital downloads in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 27 for $9.99 each. That same day, Nintendo will also launch a New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20thAnniversary bundle that includes the New Nintendo 3DS system, two Pokémon-themed cover plates (one featuring Charizard and one with Blastoise), an exclusive Pokémon HOME Menu theme and bothPokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version pre-installed on the system. The bundle will hit stores on Feb. 27 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. That’s a lot of Pokémon goodness!

For more information about Pokkén Tournament, visit http://pokemon.com/PokkenTournament.