Tekken creators announce Pokken Tournament fighting game
Pokken Tournament is an upcoming fighting game that takes our favorite pocket monsters and pits them against each other without the supervision of a trainer. This new project is a collaboration between Nintendo and Bandai Namco, the company behind titles such as Dark Souls, Demon Souls and the upcoming Lords of the Fallen. However, the publisher has a plethora of other games under its belt as well, with more than a few from the fighting genre. Having already worked on video games inspired by popular anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto or One Piece, the creators of Tekken are now trying their hand at perhaps the most popular anime of them all: Pokemon.
There are definitely a lot of games inspired by this series, but they’re not exactly known for their over the top action. Well, Pokken Tournament will change all of that as the game is basically just Tekken, except that you’ll be battling it out with Lucario or Machamp instead of King or Paul Phoenix. Admittedly, that’s simplifying things a little, but we don’t really know a lot of details about the game at the moment so we’re just assuming based on the trailer. All we know for sure is that Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are working on Pokken Tournament and they plan to launch it in Japan next year. Also, the game is apparently being developed with arcades in mind and we’re not sure if it will also end up coming to home consoles, but I really hope that it does.
In other news, Bandai Namco is also working on yet another anime inspired fighting game in the form of Dragon Ball Xenoverse. This upcoming title will hit the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 when it arrives next year. Stay tuned as we bring you all the latest news and updates.