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Pokkén Tournament - Special Wired Controller to be released

BiggNife

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Cool but, what advantages does it offer over the pro controller?
Better d pad positioning I guess.

It's worth mentioning that these are almost identical to the controllers the arcade version uses,so it's probably designed specifically for arcade players who want the same experience at home.
 

KevinCow

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But... why? This isn't like Smash where the Gamecube controller is extremely different from the regular controller. This is basically just the Pro controller minus a bunch of features.
 

BiggNife

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But... why? This isn't like Smash where the Gamecube controller is extremely different from the regular controller. This is basically just the Pro controller minus a bunch of features.
It's for arcade players that want the same controller feel as the arcade version at home.
 

SatoAilDarko

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Is there a big enough competitive Pokken arcade scene to justify these controllers?

Seems super weird. Feels like they'll be much more interest in replica, NES, SNES and N64 controllers you can plug in to a Wii U.
 

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Wonder if they'll even bother releasing this stateside. If they try to push it as a competitive game then I wouldn't be surprised if Namco helped get it released here. Wireless controllers and tournament setups don't mix.
 

TheAggroCraig

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I wasn't the biggest fan of the controller when I played at the Pokemon World Championships, but it is neat that it's releasing.
 

JoeM86

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Is there a big enough competitive Pokken arcade scene to justify these controllers?

Seems super weird. Feels like they'll be much more interest in replica, NES, SNES and N64 controllers you can plug in to a Wii U.
Pokkén has been one of the most popular arcade games in Japan since it launched.

People have the belief otherwise since one arcade in Japan wasn't turning a profit on it and removed it, and that news got twisted to be that it was doing poorly.

It seems like this connects to the Wiimote (based on Google Translate). That kind of defeats the purpose to me.
You're reading the bit about the Classic Controller Pro compatibility.
 

RM8

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Please be USB, I want these for PC. I'll probably play Pokkén on the gamepad, like I do with most WiiU games :p
 

Miker

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Looks kinda cool, I guess. I'm glad they went with a simple design instead of having four different versions with different Pokemon plastered all over each one.
 

parathod

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The price is pretty reasonable, but I'm guessing it will only be compatible with one game like the GCN controller?
 

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The price is pretty reasonable, but I'm guessing it will only be compatible with one game like the GCN controller?
except the gamecube controller is also compatible with the entire gamecube library + vc library + a bunch of wii games lol


this will likely be compatible with literally only one game
 

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except the gamecube controller is also compatible with the entire gamecube library + vc library + a bunch of wii games lol


this will likely be compatible with literally only one game
well, on the wii. I don't think the same applies to the wii u, unless something has changed.

I wonder if this is recognized as a pro controller, if it is, maybe worth picking up? Or does it connect via the wii remote?