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Pokken Fighters and Pokken Tournament trademarked for Europe



We've already discussed these trademarks for other parts of the world, but now Europe is joining the fun. Time for Pokemon Company to spill the beans! Thanks to Mike for the heads up!

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05 May 2014 17:26

Hmmm
NFC game?
Will it be 1V1? or more like a Final Fight?Let's see if this shows up at E3
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05 May 2014 17:46

My hope: NFC fighting game co-developed by Bamco, coming at E3.

Pumpcited.
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05 May 2014 17:50

It would work as a Skylanders-like NFC game, not all Pokémons are suitable to fighting, meaning less to buy, a 3DS/Android/iOS/Windows Phone tie-in free app to get some cosmetic customization, plus a move set that can be loaded into the figure and profit!
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05 May 2014 18:01

On a related note, pokken is dutch for pox.
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05 May 2014 18:09

why would you want nfc?
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05 May 2014 18:18

I wonder if this is a dual 3DS/WiiU release deal like Smash Bros. 4.

Part of me wants to see this as a Namco-developed fighting game, not the NFC game...
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05 May 2014 18:21

PaperLink64 wrote:
Part of me wants to see this as a Namco-developed fighting game, not the NFC game...

Why not both?
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05 May 2014 18:22

I hope this fits in somehow with the possible R/S/E 3DS remakes... Somehow. :-)
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05 May 2014 18:26

I would like this to just be a fighting game. NFC would be cool I guess, as long as they don't ruin it with a plethora of of figurines, I mean I'm a collector and I bought pokemon rumble u, and enjoyed it with the three little figurines I bought for it.

But as a fighting game, I think I'd rather see it as a fully fleshed out one, one that doesn't mean you have to buy toys to get new characters on it
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05 May 2014 19:19

mastereddy97 wrote:why would you want nfc?


Star-Kun wrote:But as a fighting game, I think I'd rather see it as a fully fleshed out one, one that doesn't mean you have to buy toys to get new characters on it


I was thinking more along the lines of how Pokemon Rumble U used them. You don't NEED the figures to unlock characters.

I'd want a full roster of fighters, and figures would allow for Shiny and keeping stats and stuff, recording character specific things or getting characters faster.

Additionally, they could release a few special characters via figures down the line, like legendaries or whatever. But nothing where it was like YOU ONLY HAVE 3 FIGHTERS AND HAVE TO BUY EVERYONE ELSE.

But they could make it where like, unconventional fighters would be figures, like Venusaur or something.

PaperLink64 wrote:Part of me wants to see this as a Namco-developed fighting game, not the NFC game...


It can be both.
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05 May 2014 19:31

Also, I would imagine that this may only involve the Pokemon that can mega evolve (with mega evolution as a sort of special move). If the scene we saw was indeed Pokken Fighters/Tournament, then we can factor that since the scene was lucario and blaziken.
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05 May 2014 19:39

NFC would seem kinda gimmicky and for a fighting game you don't really need figurines to keep stats, it's not an rpg or adventure game. Legionaries or unconventional fighters could always just be dlc if they really want a reason to not include them for anyone (needing figures to play them would just be another way to have on-disc dlc anyway).

i could see them doing NFC figures for a game eventually but i'll be disappointed when it comes, leave that crap for skylanders and disney infinity.
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05 May 2014 19:42

Star-Kun wrote:I would like this to just be a fighting game. NFC would be cool I guess, as long as they don't ruin it with a plethora of of figurines, I mean I'm a collector and I bought pokemon rumble u, and enjoyed it with the three little figurines I bought for it.

But as a fighting game, I think I'd rather see it as a fully fleshed out one, one that doesn't mean you have to buy toys to get new characters on it

It doesn't need to be an obligatory item or a Skylanders like, maybe like Smash Bros where you will personalize your move set and maybe appearance and transfer it to the figurines.
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06 May 2014 01:23

!

Please be a fully fleshed out versus fighter. I want that old image to be the real deal so, so much.

Edit: NFC gimmickry would kill whatever this turns out to be for me in an instant.
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06 May 2014 01:34

The evolution to the Stadium games might be revealed at E3 - exciting!

@PaperLink64 Haha, nope.
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06 May 2014 01:55

Would be interesting it this really is a 'Street-Fighter-y' fighting game. One that 'hardcorez' would like. I wonder, would that sell well?
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06 May 2014 02:01

MasterofMonster wrote:Would be interesting it this really is a 'Street-Fighter-y' fighting game. One that 'hardcorez' would like. I wonder, would that sell well?


Well if any game could spark interest in versus fighters on the U, that would do it.
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06 May 2014 02:03

MasterofMonster wrote:Would be interesting it this really is a 'Street-Fighter-y' fighting game. One that 'hardcorez' would like. I wonder, would that sell well?

I think so depending on how legitimate of a fighting game it is. Smashbrosy, NFC figures, lots of crazy pokemon=not interesting enough for the non-nintendo fan. Namco developed, no NFC, standing pokemon only=M.Bison levels of yes
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06 May 2014 02:09

Yeah, I meant if it would work pretty much like all Those other big fighting games (Street Fighter, etc). It would be neat to see a really 'hardcore' Pokémon game.
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06 May 2014 02:59

pokemaster515 wrote:Namco developed, no NFC, standing pokemon only=M.Bison levels of yes


All of my yes, and the shock of such a game could generate quite a lot of positive buzz for the console, as well as Pokemon itself.

Also Pulseman should be a hidden guest character.
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06 May 2014 03:07

I just want NFC because I want an excuse to have figures of them and use the NFC thing.

NFC is, by definition, a gimmick. There's no other way to use it than being a gimmick. And it's being wasted there. I just think it'd be cool to use that instead of DLC. I like having physical things.

I primarily only want figures if they plan to do DLC. But whatever.

I just want the game to be something cool. I don't actually care if it has NFC. I want it to be like Soul Calibur.
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06 May 2014 08:20

NFC figurines are a cash grab that wouldn't work well with Pokemon in an interesting way true to the franchise. What happens when the Pokemon evolves is it compatible with the NFC figurine still? Does it replace the Pokeball catching mechanics?

A fighting game might fare better though but not sure.
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06 May 2014 11:13

Azure wrote:NFC figurines are a cash grab that wouldn't work well with Pokemon in an interesting way true to the franchise. What happens when the Pokemon evolves is it compatible with the NFC figurine still? Does it replace the Pokeball catching mechanics?

A fighting game might fare better though but not sure.


Except Pokemon's always been about cashgrabby things. It began in a fad-like state and they have disc in Japan that are basically DLC for a three-on-three battle arcade game.

NFC works for Rumble because Pokemon don't evolve. They wouldn't in a fighter either.

As for pokeball catching, it'd just be a paid /physical version of Pokemon event/giveaways. You don't catch those either.
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06 May 2014 11:14

MoldyClay wrote:I just want NFC because I want an excuse to have figures of them and use the NFC thing.

NFC is, by definition, a gimmick. There's no other way to use it than being a gimmick. And it's being wasted there. I just think it'd be cool to use that instead of DLC. I like having physical things.


I primarily only want figures if they plan to do DLC. But whatever.

I just want the game to be something cool. I don't actually care if it has NFC. I want it to be like Soul Calibur.


This.

Also, it's refreshing to see the word gimmick being used in a positive way on the interwebs for once. I really have no idea where that shift happened...
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06 May 2014 13:28

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:This.

Also, it's refreshing to see the word gimmick being used in a positive way on the interwebs for once. I really have no idea where that shift happened...


Yeah, I don't know what happened.

A gimmick is just a unique feature to make something stand out. Games, Nintendo especially, almost always have some sort of gimmick to make each game unique, even though they tend to follow a samey structure.

Somewhere down the line, the word gained a negative connotation, which is not what the word is supposed to imply.

Similar to how "casual" somehow became a "bad" word amongst gamers.

Lots of words that are technically neutral or positive magically gained negative impressions, especially amongst gamers. And since those false meanings are enforced by media, newer gamers don't know any better and get extremely defensive or use the words wrong themselves.

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