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Nintendo has announced a Game Trial for Pokkén Tournament DX, which will last for a limited time. During this upcoming event, Nintendo Switch users will be able to play the full game at no cost. Nintendo confirmed the special promotion via the Nintendo of America Twitter account.
The Pokkén Tournament DX Game Trial will begin on July 29 and last until Aug. 4. Nintendo Switch Online members can take advantage of this event to try out the game for free. Furthermore, this Game Trial is available for pre-download right now. As a result, players will be able to jump into the game as soon as it becomes available.
In addition, players who enjoy the game will be able to download it permanently at a discounted price. Pokkén Tournament DX will be available on the Nintendo eShop for 30% off from July 29 – Aug. 11. Any players who enjoy the Pokkén Tournament DX Game Trial will have good reason to buy the game for themselves.
More about the Pokkén Tournament DX Game Trial
Pokkén Tournament is a Tekken-inspired Pokémon fighting game that was developed by Bandai Namco. It initially launched in Japanese arcades in 2015. The game saw a worldwide release on the Wii U in 2016, while the deluxe edition launched on the Switch in 2017.
Pokkén Tournament has been a part of the Play! Pokémon competitive circuit since the Wii U version of the game launched in 2016. In addition, it is one of the games included in the ongoing online Pokémon Players Cup. Currently, the reigning world champion for Pokkén Tournament DX is Hiroki “Subutan” Ishida.
With the recent announcement of Pokémon Unite, it seemed that Pokkén could potentially be replaced by another esports title. However, if the upcoming Game Trial is any indication, then The Pokémon Company intends to continue supporting Pokkén Tournament DX.
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.