New features are on the way!
By Robert Marrujo:: Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo Switch has been an excellent edition to the console, bringing with it some nice, solid fighting action that the system had been lacking. While it's wildly enjoyable in its current state, The Pokémon Company has declared that an update is coming that will make the title all the more enjoyable. All free of charge!
Here's the official announcement of what's to come:
Look forward to even more modes and a better fighting experience when the first update for Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch arrives soon. The update will include an online mode for the popular Team Battles in which each player chooses three Pokémon for battle. Choose your top Pokémon and have heated matches with players wherever they are.
Also, official groups from Pokkén Tournament DX will be open in the Group Match online battle mode. After the update, there are plans to hold official Group Matches where players can receive special titles. Stay tuned for more details.
If you want to practice specific techniques and rehearse cool combos, the update will also include a function to record Practice Mode's Free Training. This function will let you control the opposing Pokémon and record its movements so you can play them back during training. Then, take control of your own Pokémon to train against the Pokémon whose moves you recorded.
Enjoy more fighting fun when the Pokkén Tournament DX update arrives on Nintendo Switch!
Definitely something to look forward to, especially the online team battles. It's a little odd that the game launched without them; after all, Switch doesn't have the hardware limitations that Wii U did, so these re-releases should frankly be shipping with current-gen online features like these right out of the box. Still, it's great to see that Nintendo is supporting the title. We'll keep you posted as we learn more!