Hold on to your Poke Balls — Pokken Tournament, the Pokemon fighting game that debuted in Japanese arcades this year, is heading to Wii U in spring 2016, worldwide. Pokken Tournament is in development at Tekken and Soulcalibur studio Bandai Namco, published by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo. As reported back in August 2014, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are leading the project. Pokken Tournament takes a realistic approach to Pokemon (as realistic as it can be, at least) in an attempt to turn the franchise into a serious fighting game. It looks positively buttery in the first trailer, though note that the footage is taken from the arcade version of the game, rather than the final Wii U build. Also note the new Pikachu Libre challenger. Also also note the second video we’ve included in this post. You’re welcome.
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