After months of anticipation, Pokkén Tournament has finally released for the Nintendo Wii U on March 18th, 2016. The game had originally released on Japanese arcades as early as June 16th, 2015, but is now out, for the first time, on a home console. Nintendo has put out a press release announcing what to expect from the Pokémon fighting game.

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The game was developed in collaboration with Bandai Namco, and combines elements of the Tekken series of games. Hence the name, see? Pokémon + Tekken = Pokkén? Very clever. The game features move sets and abilities for each character.

According to Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, the game will appeal to a wide range of players: Pokémon fans, fighting game players, and casual gamers as well. There are a total of 16 Pokémon fighters in the game, possessing weak, strong and special attacks that are based on the Pokémon’s actual moves from the games.

The game features a single-player mode as well, allowing players to level up Pokémon’s stats. The game features amiibo support as well – not unusual at this point for a Nintendo game – which allows players to unlock items in the game. The game is currently available in stores, in the Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com, for $59.99.

Have a look at the full press release here.