Pokken Tournament, the Pokemon/Tekken hybrid, will transition from video arcades to Wii U next spring. Unlike typical turn-based Pokemon battles, Pokken lets players pummel sentient animals in real-time in a darker take on the more kid-friendly monster fighting the Pokemon series is known for. A launch trailer was recently released to celebrate the game’s upcoming launch, and it contains a nice surprise at the end.
While it features many different pokemon, Pokken Tournament is not developed by Nintendo or any of its subsidiaries. Instead the game is being developed by Bandai Namco, who recently collaborated with Nintendo on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. The idea to combine the two radically different franchises came to be when The Pokemon Company’s CEO and the series producers of Tekken and Soulcalibur got together to think of new ways to play Pokemon.
With Bandai Namco’s pedigree in the fighting game genre and The Pokemon Company’s ever expanding roster of pocket monsters, Pokken Tournament looks to really shake-up the current Pokemon formula while simultaneously drawing in more fans for the wildly addictive thrill of collecting Pokemon.
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