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.