If you live in Japan, you may or may not have come across a game called Pokkén Tournament in the arcades. For those who are unfamiliar, this is basically like Tekken, except that instead of bad-ass looking characters, you have Pokemon fighting each other in more elaborate ways than you might expect from a Pokemon game.
It also appears to be an exclusive to arcades in Japan, but not for long. It has been announced that Pokkén Tournament will finally be making its way onto the Nintendo Wii U console come spring of 2016, and yes, those who are living outside of Japan will finally see what all the fuss is about, which we have to admit we are pretty curious as well.
According to Pokémon Company International exec said J.C. Smith, “Pokkén Tournament combines the best elements of a traditional fighting game with an authentic Pokémon experience. Fans will be thrilled to see their favourite Pokémon battle in a whole new way.” Some familiar fan-favorites will be making their way into the game, such as Pikachu, Machamp, and Gardevoir, just to name a few.
The fight will also take place inside of an arena, reminding us a bit of the first Pokémon movie and Super Smash Bros., which is a good thing. No specific dates save for spring 2016, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled all the same.