E3 2017: ‘Pokken Tournament DX’ Demo Impressions

Pokken Tournament DX is essentially the same game as the original, and that’s okay. With five new characters and a few more modes, this Deluxe version is worth the price even more so than the original.

The game’s E3 demo build had me play two best-of-three matches with a competitor. I chose to play as more original main, Garchomp, and a new character, Croagunk. Croagunk had an interesting play style; because the character is so physically small, players must find pockets in the opponent’s defense to strike.

Graphically, Pokken Tournament DX is virtually the same as its original Wii U version. That said, though, I’m sure the title looks amazing when played in the Switch’s handheld mode.

Overall, I was impressed by Pokken Tournament DX. While the internet seemed not-so-hot on this game when it was announced last week, I hope users have an open mind and pick it up when it’s released on September 22. 


Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!