The Pokémon Company just announced its new project: Pokkén Tournament. It’s a fighting game in collaboration with Namco Bandai’s Tekken Team. “Whether you are a causal player, a regular player or a hardcore player, anyone who likes Pokemon can have fun,” said Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada. The head of the Tekken Team said that Pokkén Tournament is actually “closer to an action game.” He added that Namco used its “know how” to develop the game.
The game is slated to hit Japanese arcades next year. No news about this game being announced in Japan, but the trailer that we saw was in English, so it’s very encouraging, that might hint us to a Western release in the future.
The saddest thing about this announcement is probably those who own a Wii U. I’m pretty sure everyone was expecting this to be a Wii U game, but no, it had to be an arcade game. I’m not quite sure if it’s a smart move but this is not the way to sell the Wii U. Hopefully a Wii U version will be announced in the future, because Wii U is definitely in need of more Pokemon games.