Pokemon + Tekken = Pokken

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Pokken Tournament is an upcoming Pokemon fighting game developed by Namco’s Tekken team.

What a weird collaboration.

I’m glad it exists thought. I want Nintendo to continue this trend of lending their properties to other external developers. Now, it’s weird of them to focus only on Pokemon but I guess they didn’t want to step on the toes of Smash Bros.

So who else will make the roster? Will just be fighting Pokemon? I expect both Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee to make appearances. I really hope they stick to fighting type. I would be a weird but awesome story justification for the game.

Pokken Tournament will make its way to Japanese arcades in 2015. I suspect a Wii U version will also be announced for later that year.

Checkpoint: Fighters Overload Edition


Capcom and Namco Bandai announced three fighting games yesterday, but before I express my concern over this, let’s take a look at what each of them are.

Street Fighter X Tekken
Developed by Capcom
Release Date: TBA
Platform: PS3, 360

This 2-D fighter will feature both Tekken and Street Fighter characters and will be powered by the Street Fighter IV engine. They’ve already put together some in-engine footage of this and it was shown at ComicCon 2010. It will feature the tag system from “Tekken Tag”

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