Pokken Tournament Video Shows Lucha Libre Pikachu's Electrifying Moveset

The most electrifying mouse in sports and entertainment.


Bandai Namco has published a new gameplay video for Pokken Tournament, the upcoming fighting game for arcades and the Wii U.

The star of the this video is Masked Pikachu, a version of everyone's favourite electric mouse that sports a Lucha Libre outfit and an appropriate high-flying, drop-kicking moveset along with it.

It also has an array of rather deadly looking grapples, including a backdrop and a suplex.

Of course, all of Masked Pikachu's moves are augmented with thunder and lightning, some of which stun his opponents, while others can trap them and lock them in place.

In August 2015, The Pokemon Company announced Pokken Tournament, which is leveraging the expertise of Bandai Namco's Tekken team, is coming to Wii U.

Development on the project is being overseen by veteran Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada, who says the goal for the game is for it to appeal to all Pokemon fans.

"Whether you are a causal player, a regular player, or a hardcore player, anyone who likes Pokemon can have fun," Harada said.

The current character roster, the reveal trailer shows a number of Pokemon such as Lucario, Pikachu, Machamp, and Charizard, among others.

Pokken Tournament is scheduled to launch worldwide for Wii U in spring 2016.

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