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Pokken Tournament may not be coming to western arcades after all


Dave & Busters spoke too soon?
Aug 27
 
I haven't been to a Dave & Busters in years, but the rumor that Pokken Tournament may be heading west by way of arcade location tests would have been enough to get me out there. Sadly, it looks like that may not be happen...




Pokken Tournament is coming to Wii U in 2016


Officially official
Aug 21
 
Pokken Tournament is the talk of the town -- the only issue is that basically everyone outside of Japan can't play it. Until 2016 that is, as Nintendo has just announced that Pokken is coming to the Wii U worldwide next...




Pokken Tournament will be at Dave and Buster's


No word on Chuck E. Cheese's
Jul 22
 
Pokkén Tournament will be available for testing at the arcade/restaurant chain Dave and Buster's, according to executive Kevin Bachus. This news is somewhat unsurprising, considering that specific Dave and Buster'...




Vote for support Pokemon in Pokken Tournament


One week to vote for your favorites
Jul 17
 
Brutal Blaziken was introduced yesterday to the Namco-developed fighter Pokkén Tournament, so the weed-loving fan favorite is in, but perhaps some 'mons less suited for 1-on-1 combat can still make an appearance? Fenne...




And that's why you don't mess with Blaziken


New Pokken Tournament trailer
Jul 16
 
Oh my god, that poor Pikachu! Following word of Blaziken's upcoming arrival in Pokken Tournament in Japanese arcades, Bandai Namco has a trailer of the fiery bipedal chicken kicking the crap out of its fellow Pokémon. I feel bad for them, which has traditionally not been the case for any of the core series games.




Blaziken joins the Pokken Tournament roster in August


Don't Google Image Search 'Blaziken'
Jul 15
 
As we await the full lineup for Pokken Tournament, I can rest easy knowing that my boy Gengar is in. Gardevoir, too. The latest character announcement isn't so much a reveal as a reiteration. Long before we knew the Pok&eacut...




Gengar licks the competition in Pokken Tournament


Ghost-types are the best types
Apr 26
 
Bandai Namco revealed Gengar as a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 yesterday. The grinning ghost Pokémon brings the roster up to seven characters, along with Pikachu, Lucar...




Flex those muscles, Machamp


Did it for the headline
Feb 18
 
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.




Pokken strikes Japanese arcades this summer


Love that outfit, Harada
Feb 12
 
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...




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


Give the people what they want
Feb 11
 
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...




Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad


Suspicious, very suspicious
Feb 02
 
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 ...




Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario


Location test underway in Japanese arcades
Jan 30
 
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...




Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon


Destructoid's favorite Pocket Monster finally gets her due
Jan 27
 
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...




Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament


Snivy, Emolga, Fennekin, and Lapras are support characters
Jan 23
 
[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...




Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter


As long as the trainers themselves don't come to fisticuffs
Dec 22
 
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...




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


Arcades are like training mode for fighting games
Oct 18
 
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...




Bandai Namco is making Pokkén Tournament with older fans in mind


Did you ever secretly play Pokémon?
Oct 16
 
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...




Pokkén Tournament is about 30 percent complete


Fresh details out of Famitsu
Sep 03
 
In a Famitsu interview about Pokkén Tournament translated by Siliconera, Bandai Namco's Masaaki Hoshino told the publication that its Pokémon fighting game is approximately 30 percent complete, with the first pl...




Namco's Pokémon fighter won't have Tekken characters


Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada responds to fans
Aug 26
 
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...




Bandai Namco developing a Pokémon fighting game


Pokkén Tournament coming to arcades in 2015
Aug 26
 
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 presiden...








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