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Pokken Tournament Is Unlikely To Come To Nintendo 3DS

Katsuhiro Harada and Masaaki Hoshino have revealed to GameSpot that it is highly unlikely that the forthcoming Pokken Tournament will make its way to the Nintendo 3DS. Hoshino says it was a challenge to get the game up and running on the Wii U so the technical limitations of the Nintendo 3DS would pose a huge challenge for the team and would inevitably cost a lot of money in the long run.

“It’s definitely a challenge to get it on the Wii U with what we’re doing right now,” Hoshino said. “And it definitely would be a challenge to have the same graphical experience on the 3DS.”

Harada said that it’s less about technology and more about needing the money to do it.

“Programmer does not need technology. Programmer needs budget,” added Harada, laughing.


32 thoughts on “Pokken Tournament Is Unlikely To Come To Nintendo 3DS”

    1. ~*Let the shackles be released!*~ Chains of Lucifer X3 ~*Or fall forever!*~

      ~*But only because Sakurai wanted both versions to have the same characters. :/ That’s what really limited the Wii U version. If Sakurai wasn’t such a work hog, they could have had both games made by two different groups with Sakurai overseeing things as a leader delegating the work instead of as the head dev. I pity the day Sakurai passes away & his development team is left without a suitable replacement trained by Sakurai himself.*~

      1. Or better yet, kept Ice Climbers in the Wii U version and given the 3DS an exclusive character like Wolf or another veteran that didn’t make it back.

        The Wii U version is $20 more than the 3DS on top of the cost of a Wii U, why not put a little extra in for those who supported the struggling console?

        1. ~*Let the shackles be released!*~ Chains of Lucifer X3 ~*Or fall forever!*~

          ~*I think Pichu, not Wolf, would have been a better idea for a 3DS exclusive character since the main Pokemon games are on handheld.*~

            1. ~*Let the shackles be released!*~ Chains of Lucifer X3 ~*Or fall forever!*~

              ~*In that case, since people are so obsessed with Sylux from Metroid Prime Hunters, he could have been the 3DS exclusive character since MPH was a handheld only game, and we both know Metroid needs another rep more than Star Fox since Metroid only has one character: Samus. Zero Suit Samus doesn’t count because that’s just Samus with a different moveset.*~

              1. |||Nintendo Dark Commander Quadraxis-NX Prime|||

                -||The less 3DS versions of Wii U games the better and that better be the norm with the NX machine||-

                1. Especially since it basically only improves the base game, for cheaper, and with all of the DLC (except Ganon’s Fury), and with more characters, and with new levels, and with a new Adventure Mode map. I’m really torn on whether or not I want it, considering that I already spent $80 for what they’ll be charging $40 for now (with even more features), on a game that I would have preferred playing on a handheld if I didn’t already sink hundreds of hours into the Wii U version (not to mention, you can’t transfer your saves to the 3DS version from the Wii U or the Wii U version from the 3DS version, which ruins it for me), but hey, we got characters without any Adventure Mode stages to use them on!

                  In other words, I feel ripped off.

              2. next handheld (NX or otherwise) would be awesome to have a little projector on it, so you could project your games on the back of a seat on a bus or an airplane or on the wall in your room, under the covers, etc…

                I don’t know, unrelated, but just thought of it, so there

                1. ~*Let the shackles be released!*~ Chains of Lucifer X3 ~*Or fall forever!*~

                  ~*I hope so. I hope once they finish with Pokken Tournament for Wii U that they don’t immediately get to work on a 3DS version like Koei Tecmo did with Hyrule Warriors which was most likely pushed for by Nintendo themselves cuz “Fuck U, that’s why!”*~

                2. Good- let the Wii U keep the exclusives it so desperately needs.

                  No Splatoon port. No Yoshi’s Woolly World port. No Xenoblade Chronicles X port (I know that’s technologically impossible, but still- that is an AMAZING exclusive and a perfect reason to get a Wii U).

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