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12:00 AM on 01.24.2015

The return of news on Dtoid's YouTube channel? Lets start with Pokkén Tournament

Today was a pretty huge day for Destructoid. One of the founding fathers of the website returned to the fold and swiftly kicked NBA2K15 in the nuts. We reviewed the New 3DS with lukewarm appreciation, tempered with the ...

Jonathan Holmes


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Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament photo
Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament
by Jonathan Holmes

[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 more. This definitely isn't just Tekken with the Pokémon brand slapped on it.] 

A load of new Pokkén Tournament info just aired on Japanese TV and the Internet is currently scrambling to keep up. Series mascot Pikachu, legendary beast Suicune and Destructoid favorite Gardevoir have joined Lucario and Machamp as announced playable characters. Gen-5 starter Snivy, Gen-6 started Fennekin, "flying Pikachu" Emolga and "boat with a face" Lapras are in the game as non-playable support characters. 

We've also learned more about how the game will control. You won't need a fight stick for this one, folks. In fact, you could probably play Pokkén Tournament with an SNES pad and not suffer any loss of precision. The game has a unique controller that only utilizes a d-pad (movement), L (support) and R (guard) shoulder buttons, and A (Pokémon attack), B (jump), X (weak attack) and Y (strong attack) face buttons for inputs. Sounds like a perfect fit for just about any Wii U compatible controller, don't you think? 

The game will go on location test in select Japanese arcades starting January 30, so if you live out that way, give the game a spin and write about it in our community blogs. We may just put your story on the front page. 

Friday: Pokkén Tournament Information + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition [Serebii.net]

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12:00 PM on 01.05.2015

Harada was joking, Lucky Chloe is still in Tekken 7

Recently, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada announced that an idol-themed character named Lucky Chloe would be making it into Tekken 7. People complained, and Harada noted that instead, US fans would get a Chuck Norris-ty...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.01.2015

Tekken 7 producer reveals Shaheen, a Middle Eastern fighter

Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada has announced a brand new fighter for Tekken 7 -- Shaheen. He's a newcomer to the series, and happens to be Middle Eastern. His creation was hinted earlier this year, and was spurred by Ha...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Tekken 7 lead annoyed you don't like the catgirl so she's Asia/Europe-exclusive

Yesterday, Tekken 7 revealed a new character with cat ears and a Japanese pop idol aesthetic designed by Fire Emblem: Awakening and No More Heroes character artist Yusuke Kozaki. Our own Destructoid's...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 12.08.2014

Nya! Good god, Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe is anime as hell

I have a strong urge to get very, very good at Tekken 7 and just piss off (mostly western) players by beating them endlessly with this stupid cat girl. 

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 12.08.2014

This Tekken 20th anniversary video brings me back

I still remember the first time I played Tekken. I never really got into Virtua Fighter until the fourth iteration, but as soon as Tekken was available on the first PlayStation, I was obsessed. Over the years I enj...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 12.02.2014

Shake your head 'yes' to this footage of the Tekken team's Project Morpheus game

"What did you do this summer?" I always hated that first-day-back-at-school question. Perhaps the children of the future can answer, "Well, the heat outside made me fell all melty so I just stayed indoors all summer and hung...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.12.2014

Tekken 7 shows off Claudio and Katarina

I've always had a soft spot for Tekken. Although the name doesn't carry as much weight these days, I still get excited at the prospect of playing as Yoshimitsu or another classic character while I pick up the new systems. Ba...

Chris Carter

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...

Jonathan Holmes

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...

Jordan Devore





3:49 AM on 09.01.2014

Tekken team working on Morpheus game for PS4

Along with the Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament, Katsuhiro Harada and the Tekken team are working on a game for Sony's virtual reality hat Morpheus. Summer Lesson is a PS4 game billed as a "communication game." We'll bring you more, hands and eyes on time in a couple weeks at Tokyo Game Show.

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 08.26.2014

Namco's Pokémon fighter won't have Tekken characters

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...

Steven Hansen



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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4:00 PM on 07.27.2014

Namco: Tekken X Street Fighter isn't canceled, so please relax

Tekken X Street Fighter is still a thing that's happening, according to statements issued by Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. The crossover fighting game is "still in developm...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Tekken 7 extended trailer is twice as overdramatic

I can't believe Liam Neeson has already made seven of these. There was a trailer for this recently, but this Comic-Con trailer is twice and long, therefore twice as good. You can say, "It's not about the length of the trailer, it's how you use it" all you like, but it's a half truth.  Also, please never say Heihachi again.

Steven Hansen