In all its glory

Pokkén Tournament is due out in the west sometime in spring and hype for it continues to grow. Just recently, Sceptile was announced as a new fighter, and Electrode and Farfetch'd were announced as Support Fighters. At any rate, it seems that there's a bit of a dearth of modern fighting games on the Wii U, so this should make a nice addition to the library.

Pokkén Tournament is available in arcades all over Japan and each machine is outfitted with controllers that somewhat resemble the control layout of the Wii U GamePad. Perhaps in an effort to make sure that those who honed their skills in the arcade will have an easier time transitioning to the Wii U version, it's been announced that a variant of the Pokkén Tournament controller will be made available for the Wii U in Japan. The peripheral will be made by Hori and it launches on 18th March in the region.

What do you think? Would you like to see this come west? What do you think of the design of the controller? Share your thoughts in the comments below.