Pokkén Director Wants to Create New Pokémon Fighting Game

January 25, 2021

Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed that he is interested in working on a potential Pokkén sequel in the future.

The developer, best known for his work at Bandai Namco as director and producer for the Tekken series, has previously worked on Pokkén Tournament. The spin-off Pokémon game sees players take control of various creatures from the series in action-packed battles.

The producer confirmed on Twitter Sunday that he would like to make a new Pokkén game. “We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had a great response, so I would like to make it again,” he wrote. “But it’s not what we decide, it’s what they decide.”

The series first emerged in 2015 as a special arcade release in Japan. However, it has since been ported to both the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch, where it has enjoyed modest success.

Bandai Namco has collaborated with Nintendo a number of times in recent years. That includes the Pokkén series but also with the Super Smash Bros. franchise along with co-developing the new Pokémon Snap title due out next month.

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