Nintendo Announces Pokkén Tournament For Arcades in 2015

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Bandai Namco Games collaborates in development for Pokémon fighting game

Nintendo announced during the “Monthly Famitsu feat. Pokémon Special” live-streamed program that an action/fighting game titled Pokkén Tournament (Pokkén being a pun on the words Pokémon and 'fist') will be released for Japanese arcades in 2015. Bandai Namco Games is collaborating on the development of the project.

Two of the Pokémon teased in the promotional video unveiled at the announcement conference are Lucario and Machamp, and the video confirms that the brief footage shown at the Pokémon Game Show was in fact Pokkén Tournament.

The Pokémon Company International filed trademarks for "Pokkén Fighters" and "Pokkén Tournament" in America on August 15.

This article has a follow-up: Pokkén Tournament Teaser Video Previews Fighting Gameplay (2014-08-26 10:25)
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