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Pokkén Tournament features amiibo support, coming spring 2016

Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U is planned for a spring 2016 release, and Nintendo announced in its Nintendo Direct presentation today that the game would feature amiibo support.

First-run copies of the game will include an amiibo card featuring the new mega evolution for legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, which Nintendo recently debuted in a trailer for the game. The Shadow Mewtwo card will allow players to unlock the character in the fighting game.

Pokkén Tournament will launch worldwide, following its Japan-only arcade debut earlier this year. We went hands-on with the game earlier this year when it arrived at the Times Square Dave & Buster's in New York City for a limited time.

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