Pokkén Tournament Will Be Tested On Arcades In The US At Dave & Buster’s


If you’d like to be among the first to test Pokkén Tournament in North America then you’ll want to head down to a Dave & Buster’s in the near future.


Yep, the restaurant chain is working with Bandai Namco to location test Pokkén Tournament in the US. This was revealed by Kevin Bachus, the Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Game Strategy for the restaurant chain (and one of the creators of Xbox), in a recent AMA on Reddit.


When asked if Dave & Buster’s would take the offer for a location test of the Pokémon fighting game, Bachus confirmed that he already had, adding that he and Bandai Namco are “more optimistic about that title and our typical guests than Tekken.”


Exactly which Dave & Buster’s restaurants would get the Pokkén Tournament arcade machines unfortunately wasn’t revealed. Mainly, it seems, as that hasn’t been discussed yet. “Honestly, I haven’t even started to think about it,” Bachus said regarding testing locations. “NAMCO often likes to test close to their US offices in Chicago but we usually try to talk them into letting us test in a wider variety of locations.”

Chris Priestman