Earlier, it was confirmed that there will be a Tekken style Pokemon game called Pokken Tournament. My reaction for this game turns my hype meter up to 11. This new venture into 3D fighting games for Pokemon raises many questions about the game’s mechanics. Well fear not, we have some answers via twitter by the boss himself Katsuhiro Harada, director and chief producer of the Tekken series. Below is the translation of some Q&A on Pokken from twitter provided by EventHubs.
—Is it true that Tekken characters [will] be making guest appearances in Pokemon/Pokken Tournament?
Harada: Ha, ha, ha. Nope, Tekken characters will not be making an appearance.
As we’re making a Pokemon fighting action battle game, I’ve already touched on this while on the livestream, but in this game there will not be a high/mid/low guard system mechanic. Instead, we’re planning to include a new type of [mechanic]…
—As it’s a fighting game, I’m a little worried that the roster will be full of humanoid-looking Pokemons (TL note: Pokemans?). I’d rather be surprised with unexpected picks instead.
Harada: That’s not a problem at all. Technologically-speaking, we shouldn’t face any problems in implementing whatever Pokemon we want. In terms of the system mechanics, we’ll be looking at what fans would want, so please rest assured.
—Will Harada-san be making an appearance in the game, as “Harada The Strongest Gym Leader”?
Harada: Well, (laughs) if we did that we’ll probably piss off Pokemon fans (but you already knew that, right?!).
—Congrats on making Pokken a reality! And thank you for that! Rather than tweet you a request, today I’ve got a bit of a query: in Pokken Tournament it seems like Pokemon trainers do not exist? It’s not that I’m requesting for them to make an appearance, but rather I’d just like to find out if that’s the case.
Harada: Worry not.
—You remembered to bring out Pokken, but what about Tekken X Street Fighter?
Harada: I’ve said this before, but we’re still making it. It’s just that it’s too difficult to nail down a release timing for it at the moment, so we’re changed our strategy for it.
This game has me in high hopes since it is being made by Katsuhiro Harada. Being that it is from the producer of Tekken makes you wonder what mechanics will it have. I think it would be great to see a separate in-game mode where you still catch the Pokemon. That way you can fight what you catch and no one else may have that Pokemon. That way it would keep the “catch them all” aspect but still be a fighter at heart. I see this being on the Wii U but I hope to see on other consoles just because Nintendo online support is not the best. Stay tuned to Button Mashers for more information on Pokken in the coming months and be sure to watch the trailer. Click the link below.