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Pokken Tournament Development Is Currently At 30%, Could Feature Hidden Tekken Elements

Pokemon Company CEO and president Tsunekazu Ishihara, Tekken series chief producer Katsuhiro Harada, and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino had the opportunity to speak to Famitsu about the recently announced Pokken Tournament for arcades. The developers explained that the game is roughly 30% complete. Here’s some of the details taken from the extensive interview.

“I believe that this project’s most entertaining and refreshing aspect is about being able to move your own Pokémon and watch them react and pull off moves in full-frame, and the freshness of real-time. We’re working on making those aspects as enthralling and fun as possible,”

“Yes, Mega Evolutions are implemented in the game,” responds Hoshino. “I believe you might be able to tell just by watching the trailer, but when Lucario changes forms, that’s the Mega Evolution.”

“When you think about Mega Evolution, there are those [Pokémon] that do Mega Evolve and those that don’t, so you might wonder what happens to the ones that don’t,” says Harada. “We’ve already thought of plenty of things like that since the early planning stage, in order to make it more like a Pokémon game.”

“That’s how we’re thinking of shaping this game into one with an emphasis on Pokémon’s way of playing, along with many of the game’s own ideas as well,” he adds.

“Over the 700 total Pokémon… is what I’d like to say, but the development wouldn’t be done on time by the time we decided,” responds Harada with a laugh. “We expect it to be a little more limited.”

“That said, I believe that the general direction that current fighting games are trending towards having more characters,” adds Hoshino. “I also believe that getting a grasp of how to play as all the characters is a big part of the fun, and as far expanding that goes, we’re thinking of starting with Pokémon that are easy to understand, and with a nice range of movements and ways to play.”

“This time, it’s a battle that takes place in the world of Pokémon, so we’re not thinking about having Tekken characters appear. However, once you play it, then there might be some sort of hidden elements that could bring a smile to fans of the Tekken series,”

Thanks, MasterPikachu6


Nintendo Europe Confirms Limited Edition Steelbooks For Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire


To celebrate Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire releasing on 28th November on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, Nintendo has today revealed limited edition offerings that coincide with the launch of this new Pokémon adventure through the Hoenn region.


As a special collectible for fans at launch, Nintendo will release Pokémon Omega Ruby Limited Edition SteelBook and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook software bundles, where copies of the games are packaged in their standalone casing and presented alongside limited edition metallic cases boldly displaying Primal Groudon on the Pokémon Omega Ruby front cover, and Primal Kyogre on thePokémon Alpha Sapphire front cover.

Meanwhile, these powerful Pokémon meet face to face in an iconic artwork covering the inside of the casing for both games. The Pokémon Omega Ruby Limited Edition SteelBook and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook software bundles are ready for pre-order at GAME and the Official Nintendo UK Store now, available while stocks last. As an extra giveaway to fans who choose to pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire before launch, the following items are also on offer -

  • Those who pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook offering via The Official Nintendo UK Store will also receive a Legendary Figurine.  Those pre-ordering the Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook from the Official Nintendo UK Store will receive a miniature representation of Primal Kyogre, whilst those ordering pre-ordering the Pokémon Omega Ruby will receive a miniature representation of Primal Groudon. Both are ideal as collectibles for fans.
  • Those who pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire as a standalone game from GAME will receive one Legendary Figurine of either Primal Groudon (Pokémon Omega Ruby) or Primal Kyogre (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire).
  • Those who pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire as a standalone game from ShopTo.net will receive a 2D Keyring of Torchic, one of the three starter Pokémon in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.



Pokken Tournament Won’t Be Limited To Fighting Types

Game Director and Chief Producer of a number of acclaimed fighting games, Katsuhiro Harada, has confirmed via Twitter that Pokken Tournament won’t be limited to Fighting Type Pokemon. Harada wouldn’t reveal any more than that, but hopefully we will get more details about the arcade based title in the near future.


Pokken Tournament Announced On NicoNico Stream, Currently For Arcades Only

President of the Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara has announced Pokken Tournament on today’s NicoNico live-stream. The new Pokemon project – which we reported on last week – was teased to fans of the franchise as a “shocking” announcement.

Co-developed by Tekken’s producer Katsuhiro Harada and Bandai Namco, the new fighting game will be available in Japanese arcades by 2015. According to the information shown on the stream, the game is only confirmed for arcades so far. However, a Wii U version is still possible given Bandai Namco’s pattern for releasing on arcade format first.

We’ll update the post as new information appears from the stream. If you missed the new Pokken Tournament trailer showing Lucario and Machamp locked in a field battle, you can catch it in all its glory above. Plus, you can take a gander at the game’s official Japanese website, here. Let us know what you think of the announced game in the comments below.


Pokemon Art Academy Launches for Nintendo 3DS In US On October 24th

This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.

On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family. Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.


Pokemon Kanto Edition Monopoly Launching August 30th

You’ll soon be able to get your hands on a special Pokemon version of Monopoly. The Pokemon Kanto Edition Monopoly set is due for release on August 30th and is available to purchase from GameStop for the reasonable price of $44.99. Will you be purchasing?

Thanks, Michael C


2014 Pokemon World Championships – A Look Back

The 2014 Pokémon World Championships is in the books and six Pokémon TCG and video game players are now Pokémon World Champions. The 11th annual invite-only tournament was more than winning or losing; it’s an event that showcases the incredibly strong and passionate Pokémon community. A look back video which played during yesterday’s Closing Ceremony perfectly exemplifies the passion and bond Pokémon players, fans, and supporters have.