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Pokken Tournament  



Namco's Pokémon fighter won't have Tekken characters


9:00 PM on 08.26.2014



The Pokémon Company announced Pokkén Tournament today, a fighting game developed by Bandai Namco and the Tekken team. Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada responded to Twitter questions on the game, as translated by Event Hubs.

Link is in Mario Kart, but Tekken characters won't be squaring up against Pokémon. And the game will play differently from Tekken. "As we're making a Pokemon fighting action battle game, I've already touched on this while on the livestream, but in this game there will not be a high/mid/low guard system mechanic. Instead, we're planning to include a new type of [mechanic]..."

As for concerns that only humanoid Pokémon (like Lucario and Machamp) would make it in, "Technologically-speaking, we shouldn't face any problems in implementing whatever Pokémon we want. In terms of the system mechanics, we'll be looking at what fans would want, so please rest assured."

Harada also noted that Tekken x Street Fighter is still in the works. 

Harada: Pokken Tournament won't feature high/low mix-ups or Tekken guest characters as it's a completely different game [Event Hubs]





Flex those muscles, Machamp photo
Flex those muscles, Machamp
9:00 PM on 02.18.2015


Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer photo


Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action photo


Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad  photo


 Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario photo


Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo


Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament photo


Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter photo


Pokémon fighting game coming to arcades first for 'the challenge' photo


Bandai Namco is making Pokkén Tournament with older fans in mind photo


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9:00 PM on 02.18.2015
Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry.more



9:35 PM on 02.12.2015
Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer

Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an...more



2:30 PM on 02.11.2015
Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action

As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha...more



11:00 AM on 02.02.2015
Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad

Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ...more



7:00 PM on 01.30.2015
Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario

Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi...more



11:00 AM on 01.27.2015
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon

Pokkén Tournament is on its way to Japanese arcades later this month, so Namco has seen fit to bless us with pretty pictures of Gardevoir. Also, Pokémon other than Gardevoir for some reason. 「ポ...more



8:30 AM on 01.23.2015
Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament

[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and mo...more



7:00 AM on 12.22.2014
Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter

Nintendo seems to have a burgeoning penchant for collaboration. The platform holder has recently entered into partnerships with studios like Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei, giving its third party associates license to toy around...more



5:30 PM on 10.18.2014
Pokémon fighting game coming to arcades first for 'the challenge'

The announcement of Pokkén Tournament came as a surprise to most of us. We knew some sort of Pokémon fighter was coming, but the news that Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada was in charge was an awe...more



10:00 PM on 10.16.2014
Bandai Namco is making Pokkén Tournament with older fans in mind

I get the sinking feeling it'll be a good long while before we get our hands on Pokkén Tournament, Bandai Namco's Pokémon fighting game for arcades (and probably Wii U). Until then, here's another quote about th...more




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9:00 PM on 02.18.2015
Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry.more



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