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Bandai Namco developing a Pokémon fighting game photo
Bandai Namco developing a Pokémon fighting game
by Kyle MacGregor

The Pokémon Company just announced Pokkén Tournament, a fighting game developed by Bandai Namco and the Tekken team.

The announcement came via livestream, with The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara and Namco's Katsuhiro Harada revealing the title is coming first to Japanese arcades sometime next year.

This must be the "shocking" new Pokémon announcement.

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10:00 AM on 08.25.2014

Classic Street Fighter games are heading to Japanese arcades again

According to Siliconera, Capcom is launching a new initiative in the near future to bring back some of their classic fighting games to arcades. The list includes Hyper Street Fighter II, Darkstalkers 3, Street Fighter III: Th...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 08.21.2014

A Fistful of Gun is a chaotic, top-down, Western shooter

I appreciate how a publisher like Devolver Digital can put out games as different as Hotline Miami 2 and Hatoful Boyfriend within a few months, as well as this neat top-down shooter A Fistful of Gun. The game looks like ...

Alasdair Duncan

1:30 PM on 08.19.2014

Puppygames goes broke, announces Basingstoke

UK independent game studio Puppygames recently announced via blog post that it is running out of money. In fact, the team admits that it is broke: "Due to several decisions of dubious merit last year we've ended up wasting mo...

Rob Morrow

2:15 PM on 08.14.2014

PIX the CAT looks like an infinite, mind-bending Pac-Man

Trying to describe Pastagames' PIX the CAT in text feels futile when there are perfectly good .gifs of this arcade-style game in action that capture what makes it so cool. But I'll try. It's sort of like a chaotic mix of Pac-...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 08.13.2014

This is what Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions looks like

We learned this week that Activision is reviving Sierra Entertainment as a publishing label and its first game will be a new Geometry Wars, developed by Lucid Games. As thrilled as I was at the prospect of another installment...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Point Perfect makes clicking and dragging fun

There aren't too many games that can promise a "less is more" experience. Most of the time, games are trying to cram more and more features and controls to build a well-rounded experience. Point Perfect is a bit different; t...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Facepunch's new game wants you to 'imagine tennis crossed with Street Fighter'

Rust creator Facepunch Studios said it had multiple game prototypes in the works and here's another one: Deuce, an arcade-style tennis game. Or, Street Fighter x tennis. There's some early footage and artwork to give you a gl...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Crazy Taxi: City Rush releasing this Thursday

Crazy Taxi creator Kenji Kanno has returned to the beloved arcade racing property for a new game, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, which would normally be cause for celebration except this is designed for mobile. Drat. Our dream of new...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer

Capcom revealed a massive new set of upcoming outfits that will soon be available for the 44 fighters of Ultra Street Fighter IV over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. The Summer Vacation costumes will be rolling out in sep...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX has Don-chan and a two player co-op tank mode

In case you haven't been to an arcade in a minute, Namco Bandai has been making arcade iterations of the Mario Kart series for quite a while, and they're pretty badass. For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, the Taiko Drum Master...

Chris Carter





2:00 AM on 07.02.2014

This Japanese grandma accidentally bought a derelict arcade

In sunny Chiba, Japan, a woman purchased a building that actually ended up encasing a time capsule of arcade goodness straight out of the late '80s through '90s. Among the relics were almost fifty Sega Aero and Astro City cab...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 06.25.2014

Check out this 3-hour chunk of Primal Rage 2 gameplay

I don't know about you, but I have a very primal sort of rage about me when I dwell on the fact that I hadn't seen footage of Primal Rage 2 already. Luckily, there's a gaming mecca in Brookfield, Illinois that goes by the na...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Primal Rage 2 exists and it's playable in an arcade

I had no idea! There was a Primal Rage 2, but it was never finished. Still, there are at least a couple arcade boards in existence of a prototype version, and Brookfield, Illinois-based Galloping Ghost Arcade has acquired on...

Jordan Devore

2:00 AM on 05.30.2014

Space shooter Futuridium EP Deluxe coming to PS Vita, PS4 in July

Arcade shooter Futuridium EP Deluxe looked like a good time last we saw it and here's another, better trailer to go with news of its impending Cross-Buy release on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Developer MixedBag has announced ...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 05.28.2014

Arcade Font Writer is exactly what it sounds like

Arcade Font Writer lets you type out anything you'd like using fonts from classic arcade games. Useful? Tough call. Fun? For sure. Simply type out your message, scroll through the fonts, and then hit save for a .PNG file export.  Everything in the Ninja Gaiden font looks great, but Hudson's Panic Bomber really speaks to me. But nothing can touch the Shinobi one. Nothing. Try it out here.

Dale North