Tokyo-based video game publisher Bandai Namco has debuted its first gameplay footage of upcoming fighting game “Pokken Tournament,” which will reach Japanese arcades sometime this year. The title combines elements from the popular “Tekken” game series with characters from the “Pokemon” franchise. Distributor Nintendo hasn’t announced whether it will release the game internationally, and fans are still waiting to hear if it will reach consoles like the Wii U or handheld 3DS XL.
The gameplay trailer revealed three new characters: Suicune, Gardevoir and Pikachu. Machamp and Lucario were shown in previous footage. Assist characters are currently Emolga, Fennekin, Snivy and Lapras.
“Pokken Tournament” was first teased during a Pokemon Game Show in August of 2013 in Japan, but was officially announced in August of 2014. The game will be similar to the “Tekken” series, but will focus more on action instead of technical gameplay.