Good news for anybody attending E3 in LA next week: It was announced today during the Pokémon Direct that Pokkén Tournament DX will have a playable demo at the event. It was also proclaimed that the title would be demoed live via the Nintendo Treehouse stream, for those at home who can’t make it to the show.

E3 will also host the “2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational,” a tournament held June 14th at 10:30 a.m. PT. Featuring eight YouTube and Twitch stars as competitors within four separate teams, the invitational offers a unique format that requires each team of two to have one of the game’s new characters. Winners will receive an art piece for the game signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of The Pokémon Company, as well as members of the dev team. No word on whether this will be streamed yet, though it’s more than likely.

Given that there was no word regarding whether Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon would be playable at the event, it seems safe to assume we’ll have to wait a little longer to play that one. But we’ll be sure to bring you word of Pokkén Tournament DX when our E3 coverage begins next week.

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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.

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