Introducing Pokken Tournament: A New Fighting Game


It’s something that Pokemon fans have been foaming at the mouth for. It’s something that make all too much sense, especially after Pokemon Stadium and Pokemon Colosseum games. Pokken Tournament, a fighting game being developed by Namco Bandai, is coming to arcades in Japan.

Of course Namco Bandai also has their name attached to the popular Tekken series, so it’s perfectly natural why they are the ones working on this upcoming Pokemon fighting game. For the first time ever, people will legitimately get to play as specific Pokemon and beat the ever living shit out of each other. Prior to this a few Pokemon have been in Nintendo’s very popular Super Smash Bros. games, however, this is the first time that any game like Pokken Tournament has been released. For the first time we will see Pokemon fighting the way they really should be. Forget taking turns. Just like Charmander said.

Unfortunately, the game is only coming to arcades in Japan for now. There has been no talk about whether it will be coming to console or to the West. Fingers crossed of course.

About Emily Horton

Emily is just your average twenty something girl who discovered her love for gaming at the age of three or four, all thanks to her older brothers. Mario, The Lion King, Aladdin, Zelda were her first loves, but Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Tales, and pretty much all Japanese games eventually fell into that category. She has an unhealthy obsession with Pikachu, hoodies, her 3DS, t-shirts, plushies, and purses. She may also fancy herself as an excellent lawyer due to number of times she has played through the Ace Attorney series. Outside of videogames, she is a Disney, Harry Potter, and Tolkien fanatic, while also recently discovering that she is now a hardcore fan of Supernatural thanks to Netflix allowing her to watch eight seasons rapid fire. She has elvish writing, the Deathly Hallows, a rather large Tinkerbelle and a large Yuna from Final Fantasy X all tattooed on her body, with only more geeky stuff to be added. Currently working on her own fantasy novel, she hopes to publish it eventually once all the kinks are worked out.

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