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Of course Pikachu is going to be in Pokkén Tournament

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Pokkén Tournament, a Pokémon fighting game where battles have more than just four moves to choose from and infinite time, sounds like a ludicrous idea. Naturally, I must have it. Right now however, it looks like I’ll need to hop a flight on over to Japan to play the arcade brawler. A trip that will cost me many of thousands of Randelas and most likely financially hobble me for the rest of my life. But…Pokémon battling, guys. Pokémon battling.

On a Pokkén Tournament livestream during Niconico, new playable characters such as Oikachu, Gardevoir and Suicune were confirmed for the game. Joining them will be support characters such as Emolga, Lapras and Snivy. If that last line makes no sense to you, then imagine an electric rat, a psychic mushroom ballroom dancer and a mythical snow dog being joined by a flying electric squirrel, the Loch Ness monster and a small snake made of grass, in battle.

Detailing the gameplay of Pokkén Tournament, Tekken team lead Katsuhiro Harada explained that fights would be broken up into several phases. The field phase would see players run around and use long distance attacks, while the Duel Phase would allow players to get up close and personal. From there, players can then use a finishing move called Resonance Burst to score massive points that are then tallied up and used in the final ranking. These points can also be used to silence screaming Destrega fans*.

As for actual controls, the game will use combinations of weak and strong attacks, assist commands, blocks and jumps. These controls won’t be mapped to your standard arcade layout, as the traditional set of buttons will instead make way for a gamepad that has four face buttons and two shoulder buttons. Which is perfect for an eventual release on a platform such as the Wii U. C’mon now Nintendo, you know you want to do this. According to Harada, Pikachu will be able to use some Mishima Karate, as the little mascot can execute a perfect Eagle Wind God Fist attack.

Pokken controller

You can see some of the gameplay in the stream below.

*Nothing on this planet can stop an angry Destrega fan.

Last Updated: January 26, 2015

18 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    January 26, 2015 at 11:09

    Sympathy comment *RUN

    Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    January 26, 2015 at 11:10

    If your going to japan please can I tag along for research purposes.

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      January 26, 2015 at 11:16

      If you’re going to type “your” every time, please can I buy you a dictionary? For research purposes.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        January 26, 2015 at 11:17

        “Your” a grammar nazi. 😛

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 26, 2015 at 11:18

          “You’re” comment is funny 😛

          Reply

        • ToshZA

          January 26, 2015 at 11:18

          No, I just like reading English without having to decipher the language 🙂

          Reply

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 26, 2015 at 11:19

        you ”too” can bliksem each other tomorrow ”nite” at the movie when ”your” there

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          January 26, 2015 at 11:20

          ur cruz’n for a bruz’n bru.

          Reply

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 26, 2015 at 11:21

            oooooh…. I’m so skered!

          • ToshZA

            January 26, 2015 at 11:21

            You’re scissored? O_o

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 26, 2015 at 11:22

            yup. With fryt, you illiterate! *runs*

          • ToshZA

            January 26, 2015 at 11:24

            Hey! Come back here so I can bliksem you wif dis couch!

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 26, 2015 at 11:26

            Don’t let your blue bull roots show, boet 😉

          • ToshZA

            January 26, 2015 at 11:27

            BLURRY PIENK BULLE.

      • HairyEwok

        January 26, 2015 at 13:11

        I heard their good guides to fixing the yours. Maybe send me you’re dictionary since they’re won’t work. XD huehuehuehue

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  3. Hammersteyn

    January 26, 2015 at 11:21

    I miss Destrega :'(

    Reply

  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 26, 2015 at 11:29

    I need this game but i don’t need a Wii U…;(

    Reply

  5. Kensei Seraph

    January 26, 2015 at 12:55

    Sounds interesting.

    Reply

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