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Pokemon dev announces Tembo the Badass Elephant

by Eric Frederiksen | March 11, 2015March 11, 2015 4:30 pm PDT

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Grandmaster Trunk! SEGA & Game Freak Announce Tembo The Badass Elephant

SEGA of America, SEGA Europe and Game Freak have today announced Tembo the Badass Elephant for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft , PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC as a digital download on each platform. Part Commando. All Elephant. Tembo the Badass Elephant is a larger than life, 2D side-scrolling action adventure from the creative geniuses behind the Pokémon games, coming in Summer 2015.

Shell City is plunged into a state of emergency after coming under attack from the devastating forces of Phantom, led by a mysterious masked commander. Terrifying war machines emblazoned with skulls tear through the city leaving a trail of destruction in their wake! As the National Army struggles to contain Phantom, General Krenman sees the mammoth task at hand and calls upon the only thing that stands between Shell City’s obliteration and its salvation; the peanut chompin’, villain stompin’, Phantom romping badass Elephantidae… Tembo the Badass Elephant!

HRRAAANNHH!!!!!!!! (Is the last thing those Phantom goons will hear…)

Aided by his faithful avian companion Picolo, it’s up to Tembo to jump, smash, punch, swing and butt stomp his way through the Phantom hordes as he aims to bring about the end of their tyrannical onslaught. Featuring 17 cleverly designed 2D side-scrolling levels, a whole host of deadly enemies and unique comic book style art, Tembo The Badass Elephant is the heaviest action adventure of the year… weighing in at about seven and a half tons of fun.

“We’re delighted to be working with Game Freak to bring this heavyweight adventure to an audience we feel it will have relephants to,” said John Clark, the Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe. “It’s a trunkful of fun and we think gamers are going to love it. Hopefully more than my rubbish elephant puns. ”

Tembo The Badass Elephant is being developed by Game Freak Inc. and distributed by SEGA of America, SEGA Europe and is due to launch in Summer 2015 as a digital download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

What do you do when you’re bored of making RPGs about collecting little monsters? You make a game about an elephant commando, obviously.

At least that’s what Game Freak chose to do. The developer, best known for Pokémon, hinted last week at a collaboration with Sega. That collaboration has been officially announced as Tembo the Badass Elephant.

Tembo is a sharp departure from Game Freak’s usual fare, focusing on platforming and, from the looks of it, visual comedy.

Tembo the Badass Elephant is set to be unleashed as a downloadable title this summer on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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