Tekken Style Pokemon Fighting Game Has Been Announced

Pokken Tournament allows Pokemon fans a new way of fighting their pokemon!

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.

Featured Correspondent

Angelina Bonilla, also known as Red Angel, is a writer with a Bachelor's degree in Humanities, as well as a passion for various other topics such as life sciences and psychology. Video games have been a big part of her life since childhood and she writes about them with the same passion that she writes about books.

Published Aug. 26th 2014
  • Chai Chien Liang
    Gotta fight 'em all!

    I will travel across the land,
    searching far and wide
    each Pokemon to challenge
    to give them the knockout!

    But seriously, POKKEN? Sounds like a chicken fused with Ken Masters (Blaziken?)
  • Ceruleanjim
    Wow nice article, puts mine to shame. Looks like mine will stay in the Lobby :L
  • Angelina Bonilla
    Featured Correspondent
    Hey, don't worry about it! Your article wasn't bad it was just on the short side! I thought it was good!

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