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Pokken Tournament isn’t Tekken with Pokemon, says Harada

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Although it’s fairly easy to see, Tekken and Pokken Tournament producer Katsuhiro Harada, has explained that Pokken Tournament is not Tekken with Pokemon in it. The battle system was carefully crafted with Pokemon fans in mind. And the game is not made to be more accessible than a standard Tekken game.

“It’s a solid versus game, but at its core, it’s an action game for Pokémon fans. People might think that because we’ve worked on games like Tekken and Soul Calibur or because of the name ‘Pokkén,’ that this game is made for established fighting game players, but I’d like to come straight out and say ‘no, it isn’t.’”

“The tech to make the game and the knowhow behind the massive amount of animations comes from our experience working on the games we’ve made before, but with the gameplay, we’ve set our sights on Pokémon fans.”

“Having the camera looking at the characters facing each other from the side with their stamina bars on the top left and right of the screen is an established fighting game format, but that’s something that experienced fighting game players can understand on instinct.” Harada explained. “That might give Pokémon fans the impression that the game is harder than it is, so we’ve intentionally gotten rid of that. Newcomers should especially focus on blocking.”

Via: MNN, Source: Kotaku