The Western world is still sitting by and wondering if Bandai Namco’s Pokémon fighting game, Pokkén Tournament, will be brought to shores beyond Japan. Nothing has been officially confirmed about a release, but the Dave & Buster’s chain has announced plans that it will at least be testing the game.
Speaking on a Reddit AMA, Dave & Buster’s Senior Vice President of Entertainment & Game Strategy Kevin Bachus has some pretty promising words for Pokkén Tournament when asked by a fan about the possibilities of localization.
“Yes. We will be testing Pokkén. Candidly both Namco and I are more optimistic about that title and our typical guests than Tekken.”
More optimistic than Tekken? Wow, that’s quite a lot of praise, isn’t it? That sounds like a quote the gaming crowd can run with and wildly speculate on. I’ll take it!
Pokkén Tournament is currently available in Japan at select arcades. No confirmation of a home port or Western release has been announced yet.