Official PR - Pokken Tournament Battles Its Way to the Nintendo Wii U

Arcade Hit Comes to Console in Spring 2016

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced the upcoming release of Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U home console. Currently an arcade game available only in Japan, Pokkén Tournament for the Nintendo Wii U will be released worldwide in spring 2016.

Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., producers of TEKKEN®, one of the most successful fighting-game franchises in history, Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never before seen, where Pokémon in battle move in direct response to the player’s actions. The intuitive controls make this fighting game accessible to players of all skill levels, and the stunning visuals emphasize the size and power of each Pokémon.

“Pokkén Tournament combines the best elements of a traditional fighting game with an authentic Pokémon experience,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Fans will be thrilled to see their favorite Pokémon battle in a whole new way.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokken-tournament/

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: wii-u, pokemon


Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never before seen, where Pokémon in battle move in direct response to the player’s actions.

Could this line be the Nintendo version of "real-time weapon change"? I get what they're trying to say, but it really could have been worded better. Either way, really looking forward to this.

That means it's direct control of the pokemon's actions and not not turn based

Not really. Not sure what part of that you think sounds funny.

The part where it acts like the majority of all games since the beginning of gaming don't feature the player directly controlling a character. It's not that difficult to understand.

Except for the part where they blatantly say it in reference to controlling Pokemon and that Pokemon haven't been controlled in this way before.

It doesn't even kind of imply "the majority of all games since the beginning of gaming". It DIRECTLY addresses Pokemon themselves being controlled this way, in battles, for the first time.

It's not that difficult to understand, and I don't get how you pulled nonsense from it unless you completely omit words from it.

Smash Bros., Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (the series where almost 100% of the advertising is about you, the player, being a Pokemon), PokePark, any minigame where you play as a Pokemon, and Pokemon Dash all say hello.

But sure, just keep that mentality that everything is nonsense except what you think. It definitely doesn't make you look like a tool or anything.

"Pokemon in Battle".

Remind me when minigames and Pokemon Dash are battles, and maybe those will hold water. Also, this isn't even what your argument was. You said Nintendo was acting like "the majority of all games since the beginning of gaming" never had you control the character directly. Your words. You were generalizing it beyond Pokemon. As though they were saying you don't control Link or Mario too.

Have Pokemon been controllable in "battles" before? Yes. So yes, Nintendo is wrong. However, you first made it out to be similar to "real-time weapon change" which is just a phrase that sounds weird (even though the Pokemon comment wasn't like that) and then turned it into an argument that Nintendo was acting like you've never controlled a character before, which isn't even kind of what the statement sounds like or implies.

You keep changing your argument because you're wrong. You thought it sounded weird, and failed to communicate how anyone else would find it weird, because it doesn't to anyone but you.

Yes, Nintendo is wrong. However, your mentality of it being like saying no game ever allowed direct control is also wrong.

It IS nonsense. You took "For the first time, you can play directly as a Pokemon in battle" as "For the first time ever in gaming, you can play a character" and then act like this was a logical conclusion that people may have drawn from this and that it's "easy to understand". No, it's not. Why? Because the wording is super clear and makes it extremely obvious what they are talking about. It was an incorrect statement, but the conclusion you made doesn't match it.

If you just said "that's wrong, you control them in other games", this argument wouldn't have happened. But that's not what you said. You compared it to something completely out of left field that no rational person would think of.

I don't know how you can go around calling anyone else a tool when you're so dedicated to defending your opinion as being a logical thought process when you're the only one to think of it and it doesn't even look like the words you think it means.

You really won't let anything go, will you? Unlike you, I have better things to do than spend seven paragraphs making up arguments about why someone is wrong about something meaningless and throwing insults at them. I made a joke that related to the article. Calm down.


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