Nintendo has announced that a new fighter for the "Pokken Tournament" will be revealed next week on Dec. 10. According to the game’s official Twitter account, the only clue about the mystery fighter is that there is an “N” in the Pokemon’s name.
Keep in mind that this was through the game’s Japanese Twitter account, so it is referring to the Japanese names of the Pokemon, which can be completely different from the English versions. For example, the Japanese name of Charizard is Lizardon, so fans are going to have a tough time guessing this new challenger.
An article from Siliconera has jokingly suggested that it might be Magikarp, since his Japanese name is Koiking. This would be an odd choice, but the character does evolve into the ridiculously strong Gyarados, and since the game has some fighters using mega evolutions, this isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
From the fighters that have been revealed so far, it’s clear that “Pokken Tournament” has an interesting roster. The game has Pokemon that are perfect for a fighting game like Blaziken and Machamp, but it also has characters that most fans wouldn’t expect like Suicune.
This is a Pokemon game however, so fans can expect numerous fan favorites to show up in the title. The ever-popular Charizard is in the game, as is the series’ mascot Pikachu.
Interestingly, there are two versions of Pikachu in the game. There’s the adorable electric mouse that can be seen in the cartoon and there’s a wrestling version of the character, complete with lucha libre mask and piledrivers. This version of Pikachu is just as cute, if not cuter; thanks to the ridiculousness of seeing such a small creature slamming a Machamp with ease.
Whoever this new “Pokken Tournament” fighter is should be a worthy addition to the fighter and fans only have one week to wait for it. The game is currently playable in Japanese arcades, but will be coming to the Wii U next year. “Pokken” will come to Japanese Wii U owners on March 18, while Western gamers have to wait till spring 2016.