Pokkén Tournament Being Considered For International Release

By Ishaan . August 28, 2014 . 9:33am

Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada had a couple more things to say about Pokkén Tournament in response to enquiring fans over Twitter.


When asked if the game would contain only Fighting-type Pokémon, Harada replied, “Guys, Don’t worry about that. It’s not only Fighting-type.”


Upon being asked if the game would be released internationally, Harada replied, “Considering now.” Presumably, he is referring to an international arcade release, since Pokkén Tournament has not been confirmed for a console release (yet).


When asked whether Pokkén Tournament would be a 1-on-1 fighter or a tag-team fighter, Harada said, “It’s secret. And we have some new ideas.”


Another fan asked if Pokkén Tournament would only consist of fully-evolved Pokémon, and whether Element Types would come into play during battles. To these questions, Harada replied “no” and “no comment” respectively.


And, of course… there’s this:



Pokkén Tournament will be released in Japanese arcades in 2015.

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  • Did no one bring up the fact that “Pokken” is the Dutch term for Smallpox? And that they should probably change the name? ;D

    I personally want to know what’s up with Pokemon Trainers? Are they not in this game? Do they function as an outside element, like Strikers in normal fighting games? Except maybe throwing in items and switching Pokemon – can you even switch fighters like that?

    Oh well, it was just announced. I don’t need to know it all at once. Gonna be keeping an eye on this though.

    But they should bring up the Pokken = smallpox thing. Seriously. ASAP.

    • Freakmasta

      But it’s spelled “Pokkén”

      • Snorlaxation

        The apostrophe makes all the difference. Not to mention the context, Pokemon/Tekken, makes it a play on words.

        • troll_linguistics

          This is not an apostrophe but an acute accent. Please don’t confuse punctuation marks with diacritics (the little thing over a letter).

    • malek86

      When this game arrives in the west, chances are it will be called just Pokemon Fighters or something like that, anyway. They are not gonna pass up on brand recognition.

    • 하세요

      Or maybe they just secretly confirmed that the Dutch aren’t getting it D:

    • Namuro

      How about TekMon?

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Trainers should be nowhere near this title just like in the Mystery Dungeon games. I’ll be sad if the title changes.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Will Pokken be available for ps3 or ps4?? If so……when will Uncharted or The Last of Us going to be on the Wii-u? See how that works?

    • 하세요

      Halo HD Master Chief Edition confirmed for 3DS.

      • Good, it’s about time someone decided to finish up the work that EA Tiburon did when they did that Halo pitch demo for DS years ago. People have wanted Halo on Nintendo handhelds FOR GENERATIONS by now :)


      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        And Skyrim Portable for the 3DS and wii-u with New Quests and NPC from other Nintendo games

  • ZEROthefirst

    XD the fact that someone actually asked if a Pokémon game would come to the PS3/4. I’ll assume that person was joking, other-wise they’re not thinking to much there. Regardless I would be more surprised if this DID NOT come to the Wii U sometime after the arcade release. It would be weird of Nintendo to pass on having the game brought over to the console, but only time will tell… and I’m sure it will lol

  • #ClefairyForPokken2015

    • Princess_Eevee9

      #Eevee or bust

  • Codename: D.A.V.I.D.

    I’d like to see a Kamiya-type of response for that last one x)

  • Busted

    Wooper to wreck it all with his mighty ice punch CONFIRMED!

  • Renaldi Saputra

    >will it be available on ps3/ps4?

    lol, pretty much a troll question

  • Kornelious

    Good to know this is being thought of already…..Though I guess it doesn’t matter much until it gets released on consoles…..

  • Namuro

    Oh man, I needed a good laugh. That PS consoles question sure made my day.

    ………Seriously… WHY? Why would someone ask a question like that!?

    I don’t understand! Does not compute!! Graaaagh!!!


    I really hope that it was just a troll question, and not a serious one…

    • E.T.993

      Because some gamers are stupid. REALLY REALLY stupid.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Lol that last Twitter reminds me of the guy in the Siliconera comments whose saying “wishful thinking” for other consoles that aren’t the Wii U. Such fools lol

    • CptPokerface

      I swear that it only happens with Nintendo games, too.

  • Yan Zhao

    Did someone seriously ask if a POKEMON game will be on PS3 or PS4?

    I like how Harada tried his hardest to answer that without acting like he was facepalming.

    • lmao

    • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

      Not surprised. I should remind you that there were many people that expected or demanded from Platinum Games to release Bayonetta 2 on Microsoft and Sony’s console althought the game is produced by Nintendo.

  • aizen310

    Tekken vs Street Fighter.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      Lame out the release like it’s Cross Tekken.

  • Kai2591

    Imagine playing as a baby pokemon…or that weird ice-cream-shaped pokemon…

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Vanilite owning shenanigans? Oh yes.

  • Koibito888

    I still wish there would be a rhyme or reason to the roster. I may be the only one who feels this way but if any Pokemon can be in it, then when we don’t get every Pokemon there will be that feeling of not getting enough Pokemon in this or worse, awful Pokemon being in. If, for instance, it were all Pokemon who were in some way shape or form Fighting Types (even if the Typing was secondary) it’d be a really cool theme and when thinking of who could be in or not there’s a limit so when it comes out I won’t be feeling like I got screwed out of some of my favorites that aren’t in because I can just think of the theme and not “why didn’t they get in?”. I like games like this having a rhyme or reason, it makes it feel less random.

    Also hoping for a 3DS release as well when it gets to console.

    • Codi Schumacher

      all 718 pokemon (currently at least) dam that would be a lot of characters to program moves for

      • Koibito888

        Exactly lol. Obviously they can’t have em all so there’s going to be a group in this game and honestly I’d like if all of them fit some sort of theme so that it wasn’t some random toss up of fan favorites.

        • Renzo-senpai

          You mean appear as background? I’m sure that will happen.

          • Koibito888

            Huh? I mean what? I’m saying I don’t want the roster to be random. I want a theme with the roster.

      • Vash bane

        i thought it was 719? and I was thinking it might be only fighting types or ones with fighting as second.

        I do know for a fact blaziken will be there but I’m also curious why the trailer didn’t have those 2 going at it (seeing as those 2 were the first to be revealed/teased) but its cool it wont be limited to just those types. just picture if ambipom made the cut o.o

  • ps3 or ps4…
    anyway the ”no comment” about elements playing a part has me intrigued, i wonder what they are considering for that if anything

  • JellyWeasel

    “1-on-1 fighter or tag-team”
    Make it 6-v-6.
    Do it.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Put it in Dave & Buster’s and Chuck E Cheese, wait for the money to roll in. I’m sure those companies’ corporate offices are fapping at the possibility of having this arcade machine.

    That tweet….-_-…..where’s Kamiya when you need him?

  • thrak

    Those ultra-realistic backgrounds wtf They don’t match pokemon at all. It looks like they are fighting against some cheap photographic backgrounds. And I hoped for some stylish cartoony backgrounds, each with a theme (Haunted mansion for Ghost type theme, Volcano for Fire type theme, etc…) Booorring…

  • Kitestwinblades

    Well at least the other questions apart from the last were really good. Pretty much what everyone was wondering about.

    I godda say though… even though I love every project Harada is working on he’s really asking to be badgered right now xD Secret details for like 3 or 4 Namco fighters/projects and to top it all off, a Pokemon game? He’s like the man of every secret for some of the hypest games right now.
    …and I thought Kojima and Valve had all the secrets.

  • Vash bane

    I wonder did they look at type wild and got an idea for this.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    When I first saw the trailer it gave me some Tekken vibe. Now that I learned that Tekken’s producer is working on this game (heck, even the logo and the name screams “Tekken”) I’m like “Now it makes sense”. Finally, my dream for a Pokemon fighting game came true.

    Do you think it will have some cameos from Bandai Namco games? Like they did with the arcade Mario Kart game?

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