Pokkén Tournament has big goals, with the aim to find an audience on Wii U and also to establish itself in the fighting game scene. Its competitive appearances throughout 2016 will be interesting to follow, though naturally these tournaments will bring the spotlight onto the game's balancing and mechanics.

Developer Bandai Namco has now completed an important step in shutting down an infinite combo that could be used by Shadow Mewtwo, which was a notorious loophole in the game. The update to version 1.2 now live and the changelog says the following:

  • Correct the issue that enables Shadow Mewtwo to force opponents to continually block by using certain moves repeatedly.
  • Adjust the battle balance of the Support Pokémon Reshiram.
  • Repair several other bugs.

It's a tiny update of just 14MB, so shouldn't keep anyone out of the battle for long. As for those that liked trying to trigger the infinite combo / blockstring with Shadow Mewtwo, it's time to look for new exploits and tricks.

With thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up.

[source en-americas-support.nintendo.com, via serebii.net]