Pokémon Fighting Game Revealed. Tekken-style. Yup.

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A Pokémon fighting game has been long rumored and anticipated ever since that single screenshot of Lucario in a fighting-style arena leaked nearly a year ago. No one expected this however.

Pokkén Tournament, developed by Namco-Bandai, is essentially a Pokémon fighting game running on the Tekken game engine. The game was announced this morning along with new screenshots and video footage.

Pokkén Tournament will initially release as an arcade cabinet in Japan next year, but expect an overseas console version to follow soon after.

Because Pokémon.

Check out the announcement trailer and the official website.