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Japanese arcade hit Pokkén Tournament is coming soon to your Wii U

Pokémon fans and fighting game fans have a new game to bond over.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 21, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 2:58 am CDT

Pokémon are cute creatures that beat the crap out of each other. Tekken is a brutal fighting game. Match made in heaven?

So it would seem because Pokkén Tournament, a Tekken-style fighting game featuring Pokémon characters is a hit in Japanese arcades. Pokkén Tournament is now getting a Wii U port to be released in spring 2016.

Pokémon are such versatile subjects for mash-ups. Pokémon Rumble World is an action brawler. Pokémon Shuffle is a puzzle game. So why not toss Pokémon characters into one of the world’s most venerable fighting game franchises?

Screengrab via The Official Pokémon Channel/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 21, 2015, 4:39 pm CDT