Pokémon fans rejoice because it looks like you’ve finally gotten a game that you’ve always wanted: a Pokémon fighting game.
Pokémon has teamed up with Namco-Bandai in order to bring a Tekken inspired Pokémon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, coming to arcades in Japan in 2015. The trailer shows Lucario and Machamp, duking it out and eventually ending it with Lucario’s Mega evolution. This, while it isn’t official gameplay footage looks good enough for some fans to get excited about this game.
This sort of project has only been seen vaguely in the Super Smash Bros games with a limited roster to choose from, but the idea of an all-out fighting game made by the people who did Tekken seems too good to be true. The only problem people seem to have with it is that it’s being released in arcades in Japan, rather than consoles.
For those who don’t know, many fighting games are released in arcades in Japan first before launch onto the console as a testing period and to make more money. Rest assured, if Nintendo likes money and since they are a business we know they do, they will port it to the consoles after it’s been in arcades for a while. For now, we must wait in bated breath for a new way to competitively battle Pokémon hits the competitive circuit.