Earlier this year rumours were rife that Nintendo working on a brand new kind of Pokemon game, a Pokemon fighting game no less. After strong initial reports the rumours died down and remained that way until yesterday, when The Pokemon Company revealed that Pokken was indeed very real and coming next year. Developed at Bandai Namco by Tekken’s long time director Katushiro Harada and SoulCalibur’s main programmer Masaaki Hoshino, Pokken Tournament will see a roster of Pokemon facing of against one another in the vein of Tekken, hence the name Pokken. Which Pokemon and how many we’ll actually get to fight as? Bandai Namco are remaining tight lipped about that for now, though Lucario and Machamp feature in the game’s debut trailer which you can see here and snap shots of Blaziken have already been leaked so those three are safe bets (if hitmonlee and hitmonchan ain’t in there somewhere I’ll eat a Pokemon trainer’s hat). As of writing Pokken Tournament is scheduled for a 2015 release across the arcades of Japan but yet to be confirmed for the Wii U, something I’m sure all Wii U owners will be hoping changes very soon.