In July 2015, a certain Pokkén Tournament appeared in Japan for the first time for arcade machines. The arcade fighter was later implemented for a certain Nintendo Wii U. In Germany, the game appeared for the 13 million-dollar console as Pokémon Tekken because the game’s original title evokes an unpleasant association with a contagious disease.
Most will know it as Pokémon Tekken DX *, the implementation of the game for the much more successful Nintendo Switch. The game was developed, you can already guess from the original name, by Tekken developer Bandai Namco under the leadership of Katsuhiro Harada. The latter is now fueling the rumors and calls for a sequel himself.
“We have a good relationship”
Pretty incoherent he quoted a fan tweetwho thanked Harada for the game. He didn’t have much to say, except: “POKKÉN !! By the way, how do you enter “É“ from your iPhone? “. Quite irrelevant. But of course the quoted retweet called fans on the scene. One asked if Pokémon Tekken was a one-time thing, or if Harada was also open to developing a sequel.
It almost seems as if this question came at the right time for Harada. Harada also quoted this tweet and added, “We have a good relationship with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company and Pokkén has had a great response so I would love to do it again. But that’s not something we decide. The others decide. “
In Pokémon Tekken DX, players take control of 20 Pokémon fighters and let Tekken-like moves rain down on their opponents in combat games. So-called helper Pokémon can be called for support. In the best case, you end the fights with a powerful limit.
Pokémon 25th Anniversary Celebrations
Harada’s tweets coincide with The Pokémon Company’s anniversary preparations. This year Pokémon will be 25 years old and of course this birthday will be duly celebrated and marketed by the makers. A first trailer was recently presented announcing the party with Katy Perry. It was also announced that New Pokémon Snap will be released on April 30, 2021.
In any case, trainers in this country can look forward to the new Pokémon cinema strip this year. “Secrets of the Jungle” will be launched in 2021. The film is about the boy Koko, who was raised by Pokémon and who believes he is one himself. The dark monkey Pokémon Zarude also plays an important role in the film.
Images: Pokémon Tekken DX, The Pokémon Company, Nintendo / Bandai Namco