‘Pokken Tournament DX’ to sport a much smaller file size

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An image announcing the launch of "Pokken Tournament DX." (Facebook/NintendoSwitch)

Contrary to what was expected, “Pokken Tournament DX” for Nintendo Switch will not require a big file size.

According to the game’s Switch eShop listing, it will only require 3.2 GB of memory. The file is a bit smaller compared to the first version from Wii, which needed 3.68 GB. More importantly, the file size is well within the Switch’s limit of 4 GB. This means players can still enjoy the game even if they opt not to buy an SD card.

Meanwhile, Gamespot reported that the small file size was quite surprising, considering the new content added. The game will feature new characters, both supporting and playable ones. Moreover, there will also be new game modes such as team battles, daily challenges, and online group matches.

Nintendo UK posted the latest trailer featuring the added content plus the new characters. The “Pokken Tournament DX” for Switch will now have Decidueye, Empoleon, Scizor, Darkrai, and Croagunk as playable characters. Gamers who are itching to try out the game can get the demo version via the Switch eShop.

Back in June, Nintendo announced that “Pokken Tournament DX” will be launched this month. They said it will be a new and updated version of the game that first came out on the Wii consoles. The game’s online features, however, will become available next year and will likely require paid membership.

Nintendo’s announcement of the game caught some gaming observers and enthusiasts off guard. Most of the gaming public was expecting“Pokemon Stars” to be revealed. The game was reportedly an updated version of the “Pokemon Sun and Moon” from 3DS.

Meanwhile, new installments for the “Sun and Moon” called “Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon” are slated to roll out on Nov. 17. It will feature new Pokemon characters that are not found in the standard “Sun and Moon” games.

“Pokken Tournament DX” comes out on Sept. 22, and will retail for $59.99 USD at the Switch eShop. Physical copies can also be purchased from select online retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and the Pokemon Center.