Pokkén Tournament Confirmed + Trailer
So a long while ago, it was unveiled that Nintendo trademarked something called Pokkén Fighters, and an image was making the rounds of Lucario and Blaziken about to throw down in the middle of some city. Naturally, the rumour mill being what it is, EVERYONE was speculating as to what this was, though most of us guessed it was some type of fighting game. Well, it turns out we were right, as The Pokémon Company president, Tsunekazu Ishihara, officially revealed Pokkén Tournament, an arcade game that may see release outside the arcade later on, which is actually being developed by Bandai Namco, complete with producers from both the Tekken and Soul Calibur series, though it appears the Tekken side of things is the one with the most focus, as Pokkén is clearly (and I can’t believe I didn’t notice this sooner) a combination of the words Tekken and Pokémon. And oh yes, there was a trailer.
…Well, been a while since I tossed out this little gem, but guess what?! *inhales deeply*
So, let’s take a look! First off, the only playable fighters confirmed thus far are Lucario and Machamp, though I would imagine Blaziken may be playable as well due to that image we saw a while back. The graphics and animation look great, and while the action seems to incorporate a lot of each Pokémon’s signature moves, they don’t necessarily seem limited to them either. That’s probably for the best, since this is a completely different genre of game, and it would neither shock nor bother me if types didn’t play a part in this either. Also, we manage to catch a glimpse of Mega Lucario near the end. Is this a completely different fighter, a transformation, or perhaps part of some kind of finishing move? Only time will tell, but I do hope that if it’s a transformation that the Pokémon who can’t Mega Evolve will have a means by which to close the gap with those who can.
The game is scheduled for release in arcades in 2015. Again, though, it was implied that there MIGHT be non-arcade release later on. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Until then, leave your thoughts and comments below, and we’ll see what happens in 2015. Ja né!
Posted on August 26, 2014, in Pokémon and tagged arcade game, Bandai Namco, Blaziken, Lucario, Machamp, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Pokémon, Pokémon Company, Pokkén, Pokkén Fighters, Pokkén Tournament, Soul Calibur, Tekken, The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.