Pokkén Tournament is definitively a Pokémon fighting game made by Tekkén creator Katsuhiro Harada and it looks weird and fantastic. Go ahead and skipped to 8:46 mark for the games newest trailer and anyone can finish watching the rest of the video to see the live gameplay.
The best part about the newest trailer is the confirmation that players will be able to choose Pokémon of all shapes and sizes and most importantly fight as Pokémon other than fighting types. It is interesting that this game looks more like Cyberconnect Naruto games than Tekkén. Especially with the outlandish movements and camera facing the players back.
Still no Wii U release announced but it is unlikely that it won’t come to the console or the west.
This morning The Pokemon Company decided to announce a new Pokemon fight game developed by Tekken creators Namco Bandai games, titled Pokken Tournament. Said to appeal to all types of audiences, both casual and hardcore, Pokken Tournament is supposed to release for Japanese arcades next year. No word on console or a western release.
Pretty interesting to see a fighting game developed by the Tekken Team based on Pokemon. I’m really starting to like the new form of collaboration Nintendo has with it’s third-party partners. I have said before that given their franchises to them would be a smart move and it’s to be paying off. Another co-developed game coming out soon is Hyrule Warriors which seems likely to do well. Lets hope of a console and western announcement soon.
Nintendo announced the next Pokemon games will be Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Something they hinted about in various parts of X and Y. Nothing is really shown in the trailer other than the games covers. No doubt that this new remake will use the updated graphics of X and Y, but I am kind of hoping for more. Some updated mega evolutions and more surprises would be nice.
Today’s very early Nintendo Direct, dedicated to Pokemon X and Y, had some very big announcements. First off, Game Freak started the Direct with the announcement of Pokemon Bank, which is an application that allow players to store their Pokemon online. Pokemon Bank contain 100 boxes and allow players to manage 3,000 Pokemon. The Pokemon Bank makes it noticeably easier for people with both versions of the game to transfer Pokemon from one game to another without the need for two systems.
Along the huge info drop about Pokemon’s new Professor, Bad Guys and Pokemon, the Pokemon X and Y website also has information on two new Gym leaders, as well as a new trailer.
Gym Leader Grant
Gym Leader Grant excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and all sorts of sports. You’ll be facing a Trainer with a strong heart when you challenge Grant!
The official Pokemon X and Y website has unveiled lots of new and interesting details. First up is Professor Sycamore:
Professor Sycamore is the top Pokémon researcher in the Kalos region. He entrusts you and your friends with Pokémon and sends you out on your big adventure!
Next up are the enemies you will have to face within the Kalos region, Team Flare:
A new Pokemon, Honedge, was revealed today. He is a Steel/Ghost type in the form of a sword. According to the official Pokemon X and Y Website:
Honedge comes into being when a departed spirit inhabits a sword that once belonged to humans. It can use the blue cloth attached to its hilt as nimbly as an arm. If you were to carelessly take this blade in hand, you may find that blue cloth wrapping around you…draining the energy from your body!
Umm … Kind of creepy. Sometimes you have to love Pokemon descriptions, they can be equally disturbing and quite awesome. So far the only move confirmed for this new Pokemon is Swords Dance. With more and more being revealed for X and Y, the anticipation for October 12 just grows each day. For now, enjoy some screens of Honedge in action while we all painfully wait.
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Digimon series. I dare say I even like it better than the more popular Pokemon series. The Digimon World games were always one the best parts of the franchise. Digimon World Re Digitize Decode is an expanded 3DS version of the PSP game that came out a year ago. It plays similar to the first Digimon World game that came out on the PS One more than a decade ago. So far the game is Japan only and it really makes sad, as I would love to play a new Digimon World game.