BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insert made after the fourth and fifth paragraph of the release issued Aug. 21, 2015.
The release reads:
POKKÉN TOURNAMENT BATTLES ITS WAY TO THE WII U™
Arcade Hit Comes to Console in Spring 2016
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced the upcoming release of Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U home console. Currently an arcade game available only in Japan, Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U will be released worldwide in spring 2016.
Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., producers of TEKKEN®, one of the most successful fighting-game franchises in history, Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never before seen, where Pokémon in battle move in direct response to the player’s actions.
“Pokkén Tournament combines the best elements of a traditional fighting game with an authentic Pokémon experience,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Fans will be thrilled to see their favorite Pokémon battle in a whole new way.”
The intuitive controls make this fighting game accessible to players of all skill levels, and the stunning visuals emphasize the size and power of each Pokémon.
“Pokémon fans are some of the most dedicated and passionate in the world,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Pokkén Tournament gives players a new way to experience their favorite Pokémon characters, and the Wii U console is the perfect platform to bring those experiences to life.”
To download the trailer, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69p_yJQyQtc
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 3DS XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™, and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.